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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 16,530 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 35,962 Views 84 Comments

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

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters
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Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters

Jan 4th 2017, 2:01 PM 13,149 Views 48 Comments

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.

Body of woman in her 80s found this morning after car crash last night
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Body of woman in her 80s found this morning after car crash last night

Dec 30th 2016, 4:41 PM 31,812 Views 4 Comments

She was pronounced dead at the scene in Cavan.

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside
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Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

Dec 20th 2016, 8:00 PM 27,236 Views 43 Comments

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

Woman (25) dies after her car hits wall in Waterford
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Woman (25) dies after her car hits wall in Waterford

Dec 9th 2016, 8:07 PM 20,227 Views 4 Comments

The crash happened last night and the woman was pronounced dead today.

Elderly man dies after being hit by car in Roscommon
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Elderly man dies after being hit by car in Roscommon

Dec 8th 2016, 7:25 PM 13,988 Views 8 Comments

The N5 is closed between Frenchpark and Ballaghaderreen and diversions are in place.

Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law
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Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law

Dec 8th 2016, 6:13 PM 20,058 Views 26 Comments

Drink drivers involved in fatal crashes will not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial.

Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Limerick
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Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Limerick

Dec 7th 2016, 10:47 PM 16,069 Views 13 Comments

A section of the road remains closed to facilitate a garda forensic examination.

Post-mortems to take place after three killed in Waterford crash
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Post-mortems to take place after three killed in Waterford crash

Dec 5th 2016, 7:25 AM 25,862 Views 4 Comments

Six people who were injured in the collision remain in hospital this morning.

Remembering my sister: '75 days have now come and gone since gardaí broke the news'
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Remembering my sister: '75 days have now come and gone since gardaí broke the news'

Nov 20th 2016, 6:31 PM 1,029 Views 9 Comments

Today is the first one that my sister Donna Fox is among those we are remembering, writes Neil Fox on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

'We need to remember that there are real lives, real families behind these statistics'
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'We need to remember that there are real lives, real families behind these statistics'

Nov 19th 2016, 7:45 AM 4,968 Views 14 Comments

23,949 people have died on Irish roads since records began in 1959.

Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs
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Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs

Nov 18th 2016, 5:54 PM 10,226 Views 20 Comments

Prescription medication almost as common as alcohol in road deaths, according to RSA report.

Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?
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Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?

Oct 25th 2016, 4:02 PM 20,837 Views 53 Comments

The Road Safety Authority is worried about an increasing trend.

Woman in her 80s dies after single-vehicle crash in Roscommon
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Woman in her 80s dies after single-vehicle crash in Roscommon

Oct 25th 2016, 1:29 PM 10,828 Views 3 Comments

The car she was driving hit a wall on Sunday.

Woman in her 20s dies after car hits wall in Dublin
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Woman in her 20s dies after car hits wall in Dublin

Oct 25th 2016, 7:35 AM 30,779 Views 7 Comments

The driver, a man in his 20s, and a female passenger in her late teens were taken to Beaumont Hospital.

13 people die in tour bus crash in California
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13 people die in tour bus crash in California

Oct 24th 2016, 7:16 AM 13,834 Views 0 Comments

Authorities said it appeared the 1996 bus didn’t have seat belts and it is likely speeding played a role.

341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown
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341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown

Oct 22nd 2016, 1:35 PM 15,886 Views 42 Comments

Gardaí have thanked the tens of thousands of drivers on Irish roads who were found to be compliant.

Woman dies after car collides with tractor in Mayo
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Woman dies after car collides with tractor in Mayo

Oct 14th 2016, 10:03 AM 17,107 Views 6 Comments

The road between Claremorris and Balla is currently closed.

Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes
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Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes

Oct 3rd 2016, 1:05 PM 10,842 Views 36 Comments

Speed also played a role in half of crashes where someone died.

London to copy Dublin as UK capital plans to ban HGVs from the city
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London to copy Dublin as UK capital plans to ban HGVs from the city

Sep 30th 2016, 12:08 PM 9,041 Views 17 Comments

New mayor Sadiq Khan wants a total ban on dangerous lorries in the English capital.

'It has destroyed the lives of five families': 24 hours of tragedy on Donegal's roads
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'It has destroyed the lives of five families': 24 hours of tragedy on Donegal's roads

Jul 30th 2016, 7:45 AM 16,531 Views 33 Comments

Six people have lost their lives in road collisions in Donegal this year – five of those road deaths occurred this week.

'We are devastated': Tributes paid to musician killed in car crash in Galway
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'We are devastated': Tributes paid to musician killed in car crash in Galway

Jul 28th 2016, 7:03 PM 56,559 Views 11 Comments

Tony Rice was the drummer in popular band Big Generator.

Four men killed in three separate road crashes
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Four men killed in three separate road crashes

Jul 27th 2016, 10:10 AM 46,224 Views 24 Comments

The crashes happened in Meath, Kildare and Donegal between last night and this morning.

Up to 80 more people may die in 2016 if road users don't wake up
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Up to 80 more people may die in 2016 if road users don't wake up

Jul 26th 2016, 4:34 PM 15,958 Views 41 Comments

The Road Safety Authority issued a warning to all road users ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

Two men die in separate early morning road crashes
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Two men die in separate early morning road crashes

Jul 11th 2016, 1:45 PM 37,081 Views 8 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to either incident.

21-year-old man dies after car collides with truck
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21-year-old man dies after car collides with truck

Jun 23rd 2016, 8:41 AM 21,215 Views 6 Comments

Part of the Ballycanew to Wexford road is closed and diversions in place.

The pain left behind after a hit-and-run: 'I wake in the mornings to face another day without him'
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The pain left behind after a hit-and-run: 'I wake in the mornings to face another day without him'

Jun 17th 2016, 6:00 AM 19,810 Views 8 Comments

The Maher family tell their raw story, in their own words.

Driver who killed cyclist after breaking red light was already banned from driving
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Driver who killed cyclist after breaking red light was already banned from driving

Jun 16th 2016, 7:14 PM 36,818 Views 50 Comments

Eugene Maher died from head injuries hours after being struck by a car driven by Christopher Coleman.

69-year-old killed after his motorcycle hit a pole
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69-year-old killed after his motorcycle hit a pole

Jun 10th 2016, 4:00 PM 12,719 Views 4 Comments

No one else was injured in the collision.

Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads
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Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads

Jun 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,869 Views 30 Comments

The RSA has said people automatically vilify drivers when drunk pedestrians are often the causes of fatal collisions.

Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years
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Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years

Jun 1st 2016, 1:14 PM 8,859 Views 47 Comments

There were 983 fatal collisions on Irish roads between 2008 and 2012.

Young man in his early 20s dies in two-car crash in Cork
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Young man in his early 20s dies in two-car crash in Cork

May 18th 2016, 6:58 AM 28,327 Views 14 Comments

Six others were taken to hospital after the collision.

If you're driving between 2pm and 4pm, you're more likely to fall into a micro-sleep
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If you're driving between 2pm and 4pm, you're more likely to fall into a micro-sleep

May 14th 2016, 7:35 AM 11,290 Views 12 Comments

The dangers of micro-sleeps were highlighted this week when a driver was jailed for two years for killing a young mother after drifting off at the wheel.

Man dies in road crash this morning in Waterford
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Man dies in road crash this morning in Waterford

May 10th 2016, 10:18 AM 19,339 Views 4 Comments

Diversions are in place on the N25 where the crash happened.

Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour
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Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour

May 7th 2016, 10:51 AM 38,365 Views 112 Comments

He was also fined €1,000 and disqualified from driving for four years.

Two people in their 70s die in crash in Cork
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Two people in their 70s die in crash in Cork

Apr 5th 2016, 7:40 PM 23,481 Views 16 Comments

The N20 Cork to Limerick Road is currently closed.

Woman dies after car crash in Donegal
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Woman dies after car crash in Donegal

Mar 24th 2016, 6:39 PM 17,742 Views 2 Comments

The 30-year-old woman died in hospital this afternoon.

Man (52) dies after motorcycle collides with car
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Man (52) dies after motorcycle collides with car

Dec 31st 2015, 7:57 AM 16,077 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

Man in his 70s dies in Westmeath crash
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Man in his 70s dies in Westmeath crash

Dec 28th 2015, 6:10 PM 16,845 Views 6 Comments

The collision happened at about 3.30pm today.