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#Road Safety Authority

From TheJournal.ie Ireland had the highest rate of increase in cyclist deaths in the EU over 10 years Cyclist

Ireland had the highest rate of increase in cyclist deaths in the EU over 10 years

Between 2010 and 2018, cyclist deaths across the EU fell on average by 0.4% annually. In Ireland, this figure was an 8% increase.

From TheJournal.ie Motorist who got someone else to sit theory exam was caught after RSA staff recognised impersonator Driver Theory Test

Motorist who got someone else to sit theory exam was caught after RSA staff recognised impersonator

The candidate was one of nine people who aroused suspicion during driver theory tests last year.

From TheJournal.ie 45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019 Road Safety Authority

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 3,500 people were seriously injured on Irish roads in four-year period Road Injury

Over 3,500 people were seriously injured on Irish roads in four-year period

Nearly one-third of serious injury collisions took place in Dublin

From TheJournal.ie 'She's completely wrong': Transport minister blasts Fine Gael candidate over call to scrap RSA Verona Murphy

'She's completely wrong': Transport minister blasts Fine Gael candidate over call to scrap RSA

Verona Murphy has clashed with the RSA in her role with the Irish Road Hauliers’ Association.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences Road Safety

Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences

The figure is the lowest rate in the past five years.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should newly qualified young motorists be banned from driving at night? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should newly qualified young motorists be banned from driving at night?

It follows the proposed introduction of a similar ban in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn of 'dramatic growth' in drug driving

Gardaí warn of 'dramatic growth' in drug driving

The warning comes ahead of the October Bank Holiday weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Two-thirds of drug drivers test positive for cannabis at roadside tests Drug Testing

Two-thirds of drug drivers test positive for cannabis at roadside tests

Cocaine was the second main illicit drug detected in tests.

From TheJournal.ie E-scooters should be legalised on Irish roads, says new report - but 'investment' is needed New Rules

E-scooters should be legalised on Irish roads, says new report - but 'investment' is needed

Electric scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie RSA blasts Garda restructuring plan, accuses force of 'downgrading' road safety Garda Shake-up

RSA blasts Garda restructuring plan, accuses force of 'downgrading' road safety

The RSA is “very concerned” that Roads Policing was not among the four areas identified as ‘key focus areas’ for Gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Driving licence applications nearly treble in a month as Road Safety Authority steps up Brexit warnings Preparations

Driving licence applications nearly treble in a month as Road Safety Authority steps up Brexit warnings

The RSA has been warning UK driving licence-holders to exchange them for Irish licences before Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Over 5,000 people have asked the Road Safety Authority about post-Brexit driving licences since March 2019 Must Read

Over 5,000 people have asked the Road Safety Authority about post-Brexit driving licences since March 2019

Thousands of people have contacted the RSA about Brexit and driving licences since the end of February.

From TheJournal.ie Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence New Rules

Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence

Shane Ross has asked the RSA to research scooter regulations in other countries.

From TheJournal.ie New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn Driving Test

New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn

Currently the national average waiting time for a driving test is eight weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA Driving Test

Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA

Complaints include drivers being told to disregard speed limits and testers getting into shouting matches.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was alarmed': Mental health Minister raised concerns about content of Noel Clancy ad with RSA Jim Daly

'I was alarmed': Mental health Minister raised concerns about content of Noel Clancy ad with RSA

Jim Daly contacted the authority after his constituents raised concerns about the ad.

From TheJournal.ie RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now' Invalid

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'

In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living in Ireland will no longer be recognised.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads?

Dublin City Council has led calls for the two-wheeled vehicles to be banned.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do road safety ads have any impact on you? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do road safety ads have any impact on you?

The RSA has received dozens of complaints over an ad about the so-called ‘Clancy Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie 'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign Clancy Amendment

'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign

The ad warning learner motorists not to drive unaccompanied began airing in December.

From TheJournal.ie Motorist caught cheating twice in same theory test - once with a bluetooth device Freedom Of Information

Motorist caught cheating twice in same theory test - once with a bluetooth device

Six people were caught cheating in their theory test by RSA officials between 2017 and 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Could you still pass your Driver Theory Test? It's Quizzness Time

Quiz: Could you still pass your Driver Theory Test?

How well do you know the rules of the road? Take our quiz and find out.

From TheJournal.ie Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2018 On The Road

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2018

Data released to TheJournal.ie showed the pass rates for each centre where a car tests was carried out this year.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí to commence Operation Open City today as Christmas road safety strategy is launched Operation Open City

Gardaí to commence Operation Open City today as Christmas road safety strategy is launched

A new ad campaign will also promote the dangers of drink driving through a virtual reality experience.

From TheJournal.ie Drink drivers face automatic disqualification from midnight as new laws come into effect Road Traffic Act

Drink drivers face automatic disqualification from midnight as new laws come into effect

The new law removes a concession in previous legislation by which some drink drivers received penalty points instead of being disqualified.

From TheJournal.ie NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030 Testing Times

NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030

Applus, the company which currently operates the test, made €6.5 million in profit last year, down 20% from 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths Road Safety

Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths

An RSA lecture today heard pedestrian risk increases with age.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people think they're indestructible': How can Donegal prevent more young road fatalities? Donegal

'Young people think they're indestructible': How can Donegal prevent more young road fatalities?

21 people under the age of 30 have been killed on Donegal’s roads this decade.

From TheJournal.ie Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide Road Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched Nct For Tractors

'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched

A new EU directive requires commercial tractors to undergo a special roadworthiness test.

From TheJournal.ie Two influencers to return road safety campaign fees after wearing seatbelts incorrectly Under Arm

Two influencers to return road safety campaign fees after wearing seatbelts incorrectly

The RSA used 10 influencers in a campaign last year – but won’t be using any this year.

From TheJournal.ie Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment Santry

Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment

People had queued for up to two hours to try to secure an appointment to apply for a driving licence before the centre closed.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes Advice This post contains videos

Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes

Drivers on motorways in particular have been advised to be vigilant.

From TheJournal.ie Garda checkpoints for drink and drugs to be set up nationwide over Easter weekend MIT Checkpoints

Garda checkpoints for drink and drugs to be set up nationwide over Easter weekend

59 people have been killed or seriously injured in Easter crashes since 2012.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Road users urged to be cautious when out tonight and tomorrow Road Safety Authority

Road users urged to be cautious when out tonight and tomorrow

The RSA has offered tips to people who will be driving during this period, when orange and yellow weather warnings have been issued.

From TheJournal.ie Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959 Road Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have' Because

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'

Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase Be Safe

Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase

Road deaths are down this year, but gardaí said they will not be complacent in the run up to Christmas.

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