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Road Safety Authority reports 149 deaths on Irish roads in 2020
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Road Safety Authority reports 149 deaths on Irish roads in 2020

Jan 1st 2021, 12:11 PM 32,809 Views 57 Comments

There was a 25% reduction in the number of serious or minor injuries in 2020.

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions
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Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions

Apr 29th 2020, 4:43 PM 18,467 Views 31 Comments

Six pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads since the schools were closed in the middle of March.

Two dead in separate road crashes in Kildare and Meath
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Two dead in separate road crashes in Kildare and Meath

Mar 19th 2020, 6:50 PM 36,664 Views 9 Comments

A woman in her 80s and a man in his 30s have died on Irish roads today.

Appeal after man killed in Donegal car crash
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Appeal after man killed in Donegal car crash

Feb 3rd 2020, 12:24 PM 17,449 Views 1 Comment

The single-car crash occurred at 4am today.

Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing
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Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing

Jan 11th 2020, 10:00 PM 26,816 Views 48 Comments

The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.

45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019
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45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019

Jan 1st 2020, 7:58 AM 44,145 Views 80 Comments

A total of 148 people died on Irish roads last year, according to provisional figures.

Road Safety Authority 'interested' in tough UK restrictions on young drivers
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Road Safety Authority 'interested' in tough UK restrictions on young drivers

Oct 26th 2019, 8:30 AM 18,631 Views 59 Comments

One of the measures being considered in the UK is a curfew for young drivers.

Warning as research shows defective tyres a factor in an average of 14 roads deaths per year
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Warning as research shows defective tyres a factor in an average of 14 roads deaths per year

Oct 8th 2019, 3:09 PM 5,656 Views 13 Comments

Each month 8,500 vehicles are classified as being dangerously defective.

Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year
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Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year

Mar 7th 2019, 4:39 PM 13,523 Views 77 Comments

There’s been an increase in detections of drink driving, people not wearing their seatbelts and people using their phones.

'A cloud of sadness over the area': Tributes paid to four young men killed in Co Donegal car crash
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'A cloud of sadness over the area': Tributes paid to four young men killed in Co Donegal car crash

Jan 28th 2019, 5:10 PM 32,045 Views 11 Comments

John Harley, Seán Harkin, Mícheál Roarty and Daniel Scott were killed in a single-vehicle collision last night.

'The stuff of nightmares': Four men in their 20s killed in Donegal car crash named
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'The stuff of nightmares': Four men in their 20s killed in Donegal car crash named

Updated Jan 28th 2019, 1:19 PM 139,115 Views 99 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began
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2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began

Jan 1st 2019, 10:00 AM 25,459 Views 92 Comments

This compares with 156 deaths as a result of 141 crashes in 2017.

31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash
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31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash

Dec 23rd 2018, 5:43 PM 32,722 Views 7 Comments

The car the man was driving struck a tree this morning.

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide
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Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide

Jul 9th 2018, 4:24 PM 9,760 Views 48 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.

Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year
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Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year

Jun 19th 2018, 4:33 PM 10,422 Views 42 Comments

Ireland had the fourth largest decline in road deaths amongst the EU28 countries between 2016 and 2017.

Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer
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Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer

Jun 15th 2018, 4:14 PM 9,680 Views 81 Comments

There have been a number of fatal road accidents in recent days.

Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row
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Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row

Apr 14th 2018, 8:15 AM 6,729 Views 15 Comments

The European Commission released the statistics for 2017 this week.

Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible
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Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible

Feb 28th 2018, 12:46 PM 13,151 Views 13 Comments

The force’s senior officer for roads policing said elderly pedestrians are at particular risk during this severe weather.

'This will save lives': Grieving father and husband who campaigned to change learner driver laws
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'This will save lives': Grieving father and husband who campaigned to change learner driver laws

Feb 16th 2018, 11:02 AM 22,436 Views 94 Comments

Noel Clancy has campaigned for car owners who let unaccompanied learners drive their cars be prosecuted.

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959
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Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959

Jan 1st 2018, 1:16 PM 21,348 Views 74 Comments

This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate
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Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate

Sep 13th 2017, 12:05 AM 14,924 Views 23 Comments

We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.

Man in his 60s dies after van collides with truck in Kerry
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Man in his 60s dies after van collides with truck in Kerry

Aug 29th 2017, 8:55 PM 16,709 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí in Listowel are investigating the incident.

Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue
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Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue

Jul 18th 2017, 4:14 PM 8,472 Views 38 Comments

“They could be relations of mine or yours.”

Tributes paid to 'much loved' school principal killed following collision with car
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Tributes paid to 'much loved' school principal killed following collision with car

Jun 21st 2017, 1:50 PM 66,780 Views 170 Comments

Pádraic Carney was involved in an accident in Rathfarnham yesterday morning.

Appeal for dash cam footage after death of man struck by car
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Appeal for dash cam footage after death of man struck by car

Jun 9th 2017, 2:47 PM 18,349 Views 7 Comments

The pedestrian was fatally injured in an early morning crash on Monday.

Man dies after collision between truck and car on M1
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Man dies after collision between truck and car on M1

Jun 6th 2017, 9:54 AM 26,336 Views 5 Comments

It’s the second fatal crash on the motorway in 24 hours.

Man in his 20s dies in early-morning crash in Mayo
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Man in his 20s dies in early-morning crash in Mayo

Jun 4th 2017, 8:09 AM 28,654 Views 1 Comment

Two other people, also in their 20s, have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade
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These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade

May 10th 2017, 6:01 PM 38,338 Views 34 Comments

Shane Ross said the improvements will also reduce journey times.

Two teens killed in overnight crash in Donegal
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Two teens killed in overnight crash in Donegal

Apr 29th 2017, 9:19 AM 33,111 Views 38 Comments

Three other teenagers were also injured in the single-vehicle collision.

Half of the population believes drivers shouldn't be banned for having alcohol in their system
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Half of the population believes drivers shouldn't be banned for having alcohol in their system

Apr 16th 2017, 6:35 AM 16,395 Views 61 Comments

There is little appetite for stricter rules around driving and alcohol among the Irish population.

Shane Ross: 'If you could save one person's life, would you?'
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Shane Ross: 'If you could save one person's life, would you?'

Apr 16th 2017, 6:30 AM 498 Views 68 Comments

The fact that my Bill will save lives is not a truth some vested interests want to hear, writes Transport Minister Shane Ross.

FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?
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FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?

Apr 14th 2017, 10:00 PM 20,079 Views 47 Comments

We take a closer look at the facts surrounding the Minister for Transport’s controversial proposals.

Almost a third of people who died on the roads in 2014 had alcohol in their system
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Almost a third of people who died on the roads in 2014 had alcohol in their system

Mar 16th 2017, 1:46 PM 7,888 Views 40 Comments

The median level of blood alcohol concentration was four times the legal limit.

'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points
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'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points

Feb 8th 2017, 11:01 AM 34,713 Views 99 Comments

Ross said law to publish names of those caught drink driving should be ready by April.

Man (35) dies in two-car collision in Dublin
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Man (35) dies in two-car collision in Dublin

Feb 2nd 2017, 7:50 AM 24,392 Views 21 Comments

The occupants of the second car were seriously injured.

Man dies when car he is driving collides with bus in Cork
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Man dies when car he is driving collides with bus in Cork

Jan 29th 2017, 7:58 AM 19,871 Views 2 Comments

The bus driver was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

'It's such a tragedy': Community in shock after woman (26) dies in crash
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'It's such a tragedy': Community in shock after woman (26) dies in crash

Jan 13th 2017, 3:30 PM 65,627 Views 23 Comments

Her two children are in hospital, with one in a serious condition.

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed
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Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Jan 9th 2017, 11:35 PM 10,126 Views 35 Comments

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years
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Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years

Jan 6th 2017, 9:37 PM 16,527 Views 62 Comments

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.

Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?
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Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?

Jan 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,960 Views 85 Comments

Minister Shane Ross has described 2016 as a “disastrous year” for road safety.

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