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Foreign diplomats have avoided prosecution for road traffic offences 12 times in the last two years
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Foreign diplomats have avoided prosecution for road traffic offences 12 times in the last two years

May 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,409 Views 29 Comments
  • Niall O'Connor's report looks at the amount of times diplomats have escaped traffic fines by using their diplomatic immunity.
  • The foreign embassy staff members were nabbed by gardaí across the country but granted immunity from prosecution.
  • According to documents obtained by The Journal, the Department of Foreign Affairs were notified 17 times either by gardaí or by embassies.
Drug-driving incidents jump 11% this year despite Covid-19 lockdown
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Drug-driving incidents jump 11% this year despite Covid-19 lockdown

Apr 1st 2021, 7:48 PM 9,711 Views 48 Comments

Authorities warn motorists of the dangers of drug driving ahead of the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Learners could face higher insurance costs over growing waiting lists for driving tests, RSA report says
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Learners could face higher insurance costs over growing waiting lists for driving tests, RSA report says

Mar 13th 2021, 8:00 AM 22,778 Views 29 Comments

The Road Safety Authority also warned of “reputational risk” for themselves and the Department of Transport over the long waiting lists.

RSA 'categorically rejects' criticism after driving tests cancelled due to cold weather
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RSA 'categorically rejects' criticism after driving tests cancelled due to cold weather

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 5:47 PM 32,472 Views 32 Comments

484 tests were cancelled for weather-related reasons last week.

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'
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RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'

Jan 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 55,512 Views 30 Comments

A minister has said that the pandemic has had a “profound effect” on theory testing services leading to a large backlog.

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
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RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre

Jan 21st 2021, 3:46 PM 26,530 Views 22 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

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 32,631 Views 56 Comments

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

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences
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90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences

Dec 31st 2020, 12:05 AM 27,672 Views 37 Comments

The figure was revealed in response to a Parliamentary Question last month.

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020
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Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020

Dec 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 60,980 Views 23 Comments

Here’s how drivers fared at each centre across the country this year.

Gardaí catch 532 motorists speeding during first nine hours of National Slow Down Day
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Gardaí catch 532 motorists speeding during first nine hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated Dec 11th 2020, 6:11 PM 28,139 Views 62 Comments

The detection was made as part of National Slow Down Day.

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules
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Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules

Jul 30th 2020, 6:12 PM 31,848 Views 49 Comments

The ruling overturns a previous finding in favour of people living in direct

Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads
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Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads

Jun 10th 2020, 11:41 AM 12,886 Views 95 Comments

Roads around Ireland are getting busier as Covid-19 restrictions start to ease.

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 18,464 Views 31 Comments

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

Call for better cycling infrastructure after research shows 4 in 5 cyclist injuries happen in urban areas
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Call for better cycling infrastructure after research shows 4 in 5 cyclist injuries happen in urban areas

Mar 4th 2020, 11:01 PM 15,707 Views 99 Comments

The Road Safety Authority also wants a greater roll-out of 30km/h limits in urban areas.

Motorists urged to reduce speed after seven people died on Irish roads last weekend
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Motorists urged to reduce speed after seven people died on Irish roads last weekend

Mar 2nd 2020, 2:35 PM 13,559 Views 43 Comments

Garda superintendent Eddie Golden appealed for people to “have a positive contribution to road safety”.

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

Feb 2nd 2020, 5:41 PM 21,903 Views 181 Comments

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

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

Jan 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 54,994 Views 50 Comments

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

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 44,126 Views 80 Comments

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

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

Nov 28th 2019, 5:34 PM 5,793 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Nov 26th 2019, 4:53 PM 24,340 Views 70 Comments

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

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

Nov 24th 2019, 1:30 PM 21,284 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Oct 26th 2019, 9:45 AM 54,537 Views 166 Comments

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

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Gardaí warn of 'dramatic growth' in drug driving

Oct 24th 2019, 3:57 PM 14,714 Views 43 Comments

The warning comes ahead of the October Bank Holiday weekend.

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

Oct 7th 2019, 11:54 AM 20,805 Views 56 Comments

Cocaine was the second main illicit drug detected in tests.

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

Aug 23rd 2019, 10:01 AM 17,225 Views 133 Comments

Electric scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

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

Aug 22nd 2019, 9:48 PM 26,024 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Aug 18th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,752 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Jul 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,912 Views 27 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2019, 1:22 PM 59,688 Views 181 Comments

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

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

Apr 28th 2019, 6:32 AM 21,538 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Apr 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 52,603 Views 110 Comments

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

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

Apr 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 44,973 Views 84 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 31,639 Views 48 Comments

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

Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads?
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Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads?

Mar 4th 2019, 9:24 AM 43,271 Views 110 Comments

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

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

Feb 24th 2019, 9:46 AM 22,776 Views 73 Comments

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

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

Feb 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 77,049 Views 242 Comments

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

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

Updated Jan 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 52,564 Views 42 Comments

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

Quiz: Could you still pass your Driver Theory Test?
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# It's Quizzness Time

Quiz: Could you still pass your Driver Theory Test?

Dec 29th 2018, 8:30 PM 97,129 Views 68 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 69,771 Views 45 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 29th 2018, 2:30 PM 19,609 Views 13 Comments

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

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