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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.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place So Very Cold

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place

The weather is thankfully expected to get a bit milder over the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors' Road Safety

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

From TheJournal.ie RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences Road Safety

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences

The card has been under the spotlight recently after a number of stories of people losing out on public services.

From TheJournal.ie 'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school Back To School

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school

The RSA said children are particularly vulnerable road users and parents should ensure drivers can see them.

From TheJournal.ie 'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving Road Safety

'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving

Sixteen percent of people under the age of 24 say they have driven a car after consuming alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test Stay Safe

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test

New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.

From TheJournal.ie Taking calls and checking Facebook while driving: Irish drivers are among the worst in Europe Eyes On The Road

Taking calls and checking Facebook while driving: Irish drivers are among the worst in Europe

A new survey has looked at bad phone habits while behind the wheel.

From TheJournal.ie Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year Be Safe

Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year

Between 1 January and 30 June this year, there have been 72 fatal collisions on Irish roads.

From TheJournal.ie Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue Be Safe

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

“They could be relations of mine or yours.”

From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend Drive Slow

Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend

RSA CEO Moyagh Murdock warned that roads are more slippery when it rains after a dry spell.

From TheJournal.ie The State spends millions on road safety campaigns each year - but are they effective? Crashed Lives

The State spends millions on road safety campaigns each year - but are they effective?

New figures show the RSA spent €2.6 million across four campaigns.

From TheJournal.ie Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed Breath Test Scandal

Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed

Moyagh Murdock said people had felt let down by recent garda revelations.

Here's why the RSA's #KillerLook campaign is doing women no favours

Is it any surprise the woman in the photo got badly injured? She’s driving down the road the door open and her legs out of the car.

From TheJournal.ie Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed Road Safety

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years Road Deaths

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes 2016

'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes

Speeding, drink driving, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phones are among the chief causes.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes Road Safety Authority

Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes

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

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí want today to become a lot like EDWARD... Arrive Alive

Gardaí want today to become a lot like EDWARD...

That’s European Day without a Road Death to you.

From TheJournal.ie Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test Road Safety

Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test

Between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a factor in 38% of fatal collisions, claiming the lives of 286 people.

From TheJournal.ie 'It has destroyed the lives of five families': 24 hours of tragedy on Donegal's roads Road Deaths

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Up to 80 more people may die in 2016 if road users don't wake up Be Safe

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year Road Safety

Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year

A total of 87 people have died on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads Road Deaths

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest Drive Safe

Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest

The Road Safety Authority is urging people not to get behind the wheel after drinking this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí are carrying out a national speed operation for the next 24 hours Slow Down

Gardaí are carrying out a national speed operation for the next 24 hours

High visibility speed enforcement will be carried out in all 1,031 speed enforcement zones.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

The RSA is also giving out free coffees on Monday to try to tackle driver fatigue.

From TheJournal.ie Ever think about driveway safety? New campaign to protect kids playing at home Child Casualties

Ever think about driveway safety? New campaign to protect kids playing at home

41% of all child road fatalities occur in built-up areas, according to the latest stats.

From TheJournal.ie 300 drivers will be arrested before the end of the year - will you be one of them? Road Deaths

300 drivers will be arrested before the end of the year - will you be one of them?

Today the RSA and gardaí also warned there may be another four to six deaths on Irish roads before the New Year.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse) Theory Fail

Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse)

In total, 1,216 people were told they had failed the test when they had actually passed

From TheJournal.ie Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes Texting This post contains videos

Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes

Just one glance at that text message could make all the difference.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stop, sip, sleep': New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel Wakey Wakey This post contains videos

'Stop, sip, sleep': New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel

Driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as one in five drive deaths in Ireland each year.

From TheJournal.ie Snow is on the way... but first we have to battle with battering winds Weather Warning

Snow is on the way... but first we have to battle with battering winds

There will be weather warnings in place across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Irish roads are incredibly dangerous places for cyclists Safety First

Irish roads are incredibly dangerous places for cyclists

New data from the Road Safety Authority looks at cycling injuries between 2002 and 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Irish people banned from driving - but they could still be on the roads Dangerous Drivers

Thousands of Irish people banned from driving - but they could still be on the roads

Figures show most of the disqualified drivers haven’t given back their licences.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how to avoid sliding all over the place in icy conditions tomorrow Slow Down

Here's how to avoid sliding all over the place in icy conditions tomorrow

Do you have that de-icer at the ready?