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#Road Safety Authority

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers? Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Here's how many people gardaí caught speeding this morning Arrive Alive

Here's how many people gardaí caught speeding this morning

There’ll be an increased Garda presence on the roads until 7am tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Long tail-backs and "unacceptable delays" at Dublin driver licence centre Come Back Later

Long tail-backs and "unacceptable delays" at Dublin driver licence centre

Some drivers have turned up for an appointment at the Clare Hall centre and waited several hours, only to be told to come back tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie RSA to LC students: If a driver's had a drink don't get into their car Results Night

RSA to LC students: If a driver's had a drink don't get into their car

The authority is making a specific plea celebrating students.

Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland

The RSA says Ireland is keeping an eye on international progress.

From TheJournal.ie Driving over the next few days? Here's how to stay safe in that bad weather Rain Rain Go Away

Driving over the next few days? Here's how to stay safe in that bad weather

A Status Yellow warning has been issued by Met Éireann for the coming days, with heavy showers and thunderstorms expected.

From TheJournal.ie Driver deaths are down, but "more vulnerable" road users are being killed Road Safety Authority

Driver deaths are down, but "more vulnerable" road users are being killed

The Public Accounts Committee was also told that about 130,000 more cars were taxed this year following an end to the practice where vehicles could be declared as “off-road” after the fact.

From TheJournal.ie How should the driving test be changed? Have Your Say

How should the driving test be changed?

The Road Safety Authority wants your input.

From TheJournal.ie Planning to take the driver theory or driving test? You need to read this. Sponsored

Planning to take the driver theory or driving test? You need to read this.

Unofficial test websites have ripped off over 5,000 people in last 12 months. Here’s how to avoid them.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t Garda Whistleblowers

Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t

Leo Varadkar has said that Martin Callinan should withdraw remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were “disgusting”.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers warned to take extra care on roads this weekend Ice Ice Baby

Drivers warned to take extra care on roads this weekend

Frost and ice are expected to be widespread as temperatures drop to as low as -3 degrees.

From TheJournal.ie Road Safety Authority urges caution while driving in stormy weather Storm

Road Safety Authority urges caution while driving in stormy weather

If you’re reading this while driving, we advise you to pull over.

From TheJournal.ie Two men die as their cars collide in Mayo early this morning Road Deaths

Two men die as their cars collide in Mayo early this morning

The men aged 43 and 47 years were pronounced dead at scene of the crash in Ballinahaglish.

From TheJournal.ie Sunday to mark day of remembrance for road collision victims RIP

Sunday to mark day of remembrance for road collision victims

People are being encouraged to consider their behaviour as a mark of respect to those who have lost their lives on Irish roads.

From TheJournal.ie Breach on new driving licence website affects 721 people Driving Licence

Breach on new driving licence website affects 721 people

The ‘Contact Us’ form on the new website was not refreshing as quickly as it should have and so details of users remained when the next users went to fill it in.

"The pain is forever": Wall of Remembrance recalls road victims

On today, World Remembrance Day, the Road Safety Authority is gathering memories of 23,405 loved ones killed on our roads over last 50 years.

From TheJournal.ie Children are 12 times more distracting to a driver than a mobile phone Count To Ten

Children are 12 times more distracting to a driver than a mobile phone

A new survey finds that the average parent takes their eyes off the road for three minutes and 22 seconds during a 16-minute trip.

From TheJournal.ie 127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last week Road Safety

127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last week

The RSA has said that there were 4,095 penalty points issued in the last seven days.

These fantastic people are making our roads safer every day

Heart-warming stories of community outreach from the Road Safety Authority’s Leading Light Awards.

From TheJournal.ie RSA urges football fans to "arrive alive" Road Safety

RSA urges football fans to "arrive alive"

With over 80,000 people set to descend on Croke Park, the RSA wants fans to arrive alive.

From TheJournal.ie 78 children killed on Irish roads were not wearing a seatbelt Child Deaths

78 children killed on Irish roads were not wearing a seatbelt

Of the 262 children killed on roads since 1997, 112 were pedestrians, while 110 were car passengers.

From TheJournal.ie Noel Brett to leave Road Safety Authority for Banking Federation Road Safety Authority

Noel Brett to leave Road Safety Authority for Banking Federation

After eight years at the helm of the authority, including being part of its establishment, Noel Brett is to leave his role in the RSA.

From TheJournal.ie Government considers banning drivers from wearing Google Glass Road Safety

Government considers banning drivers from wearing Google Glass

The wearable technology is currently being trialed on a limited basis but one government has already decided it is likely to ban the smart-glasses when they are launched next year.

From TheJournal.ie Tell us, what's your top fatigue-busting road safety tip? Sponsored By The RSA

Tell us, what's your top fatigue-busting road safety tip?

Share and discuss your tried and tested long-distance driving tips.

From TheJournal.ie Most drivers sing, talk to themselves or open the window to combat tiredness Road Safety

Most drivers sing, talk to themselves or open the window to combat tiredness

Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority are issuing an appeal about driver fatigue ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie 96 per cent of motorcyclists killed on Irish roads are male Road Deaths

96 per cent of motorcyclists killed on Irish roads are male

Information on collisions over the last three years shows that most collisions happen when a motorcyclist is overtaking another vehicle turning right.

From TheJournal.ie 'Second investigation into penalty points controversy needed' - road safety chief Points Probe

'Second investigation into penalty points controversy needed' - road safety chief

RSA boss Noel Brett wants the Garda Ombudsman to look again at the evidence provided by the whistleblower.

From TheJournal.ie Friday evening most dangerous time for road users - Gardaí Warning

Friday evening most dangerous time for road users - Gardaí

A ‘stay safe’ warning has been issued for drivers this midsummer’s night.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is saying goodbye to the classic driving test feedback form Driving In My Car

Ireland is saying goodbye to the classic driving test feedback form

The Road Safety Authority has started rolling out tablet computers for examiners, meaning candidates won’t get the usual form back.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: We need another investigation into the penalty points controversy Penalty Points

Varadkar: We need another investigation into the penalty points controversy

“In a lot of cases they were explaining away penalty point terminations that to the reasonable person seemed a little bit unusual,” Leo Varadkar has said of the garda report into the cancellation of penalty points.

From TheJournal.ie 24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm Jobswatch

24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm

The US multi-national works with clients in Ireland like the Road Safety Authority and the Irish Medical Council.

From TheJournal.ie Use of helmets on Dublinbikes 'would not be possible to enforce' Use Your Head

Use of helmets on Dublinbikes 'would not be possible to enforce'

Following the death of a student using a Dublinbike last year, the coroner had recommended the council make helmets available to hire with the scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn of 'enhanced' traffic duty as road deaths creep up Roads

Gardaí warn of 'enhanced' traffic duty as road deaths creep up

Road deaths are up by 25 per cent so far this year – leading to a Garda warning ahead of the long weekend.

From TheJournal.ie RSA want gardaí to breathalyse L-plate passengers Learner Drivers

RSA want gardaí to breathalyse L-plate passengers

The RSA has said that the role of supervising a learner driver cannot be performed “if the accompanying driver is intoxicated.”

From TheJournal.ie Campaign launched after four deaths and 96 'near misses' at level crossings Level Crossings

Campaign launched after four deaths and 96 'near misses' at level crossings

The campaign aims to make road users aware of the correct behaviour at railway crossings and the dangers posed by their misuse.

From TheJournal.ie Ennis stays top of driving test league tables for 2012 L Plates

Ennis stays top of driving test league tables for 2012

The Clare county town remains just ahead of Sligo as the area where candidates are most likely to pass the driving test.

From TheJournal.ie EU reports lowest number of road deaths in 2012 since records began Road Deaths

EU reports lowest number of road deaths in 2012 since records began

The number of road deaths in the 27-member bloc fell by 9 per cent last year, and is two-thirds lower than in 1965.

From TheJournal.ie Road deaths up by 23% compared to the same time last year FRTC

Road deaths up by 23% compared to the same time last year

The Road Safety Authority said they are alarmed and concerned about the figures.

From TheJournal.ie Road deaths down 57% in last six years Road Deaths

Road deaths down 57% in last six years

Cavan was the only county to record an increase in road fatalities from 2007 to 2012.