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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.

From TheJournal.ie Council sends letter to Minister calling for drink-driving limit to be relaxed Rural Ireland

Council sends letter to Minister calling for drink-driving limit to be relaxed

Kerry County Council has confirmed that it has sent a letter to Alan Shatter on foot of the controversial motion passed by the council last week.

From TheJournal.ie New computer system to slash €32m a year in red tape for Irish businesses - Varadkar Red Tape

New computer system to slash €32m a year in red tape for Irish businesses - Varadkar

More than 300,000 Irish businesses and sole traders will see the cost of compliance with transport regulation cut when new computer systems go live later this year, said the Minister.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with added 'fo shizzle' Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added 'fo shizzle'

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Pharmacists claim new driving licence system will have 'devastating' effect Driving Licence

Pharmacists claim new driving licence system will have 'devastating' effect

Pharmacists say the new credit card-style driving licence system will remove the need to get photos taken at a shop.

From TheJournal.ie 2012 sets new record for fewest road deaths in Ireland Road Deaths

2012 sets new record for fewest road deaths in Ireland

The number of road deaths has now fallen for six years running, with a new national record of 161.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers advised on how to share the road with emergency service vehicles Emergency Services

Drivers advised on how to share the road with emergency service vehicles

A new booklet is being launched tomorrow that aims to advise motorists how to behave when they see emergency services dealing with an incident on the road.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers?

New measures could see novice drivers taken off the road after racking up just six penalty points. Do you agree?

From TheJournal.ie Road safety chief wants automatic checks of crash drivers' phone records Road Safety

Road safety chief wants automatic checks of crash drivers' phone records

Noel Brett of the Road Safety Authority says it should be routine practice for drivers in crashes to have their records checked.

From TheJournal.ie Room for improvement in penalty point system Penalty Points

Room for improvement in penalty point system

No reason why we can’t save more lives, motorist and driving safety representatives tell Oireachtas committee on transport.

From TheJournal.ie RSA reports a 77.8 per cent reduction in child road deaths Child Fatalities

RSA reports a 77.8 per cent reduction in child road deaths

Of the 252 children passengers who were killed in traffic incidents during this period, one in three was not wearing a seatbelt or a child restraint.

From TheJournal.ie RSA urges drivers to slow down after 11 road deaths in August Road Deaths

RSA urges drivers to slow down after 11 road deaths in August

The Road Safety Authority has said that July and August are typically the most dangerous months on Irish roads.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are 'R plates' for beginner drivers a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are 'R plates' for beginner drivers a good idea?

Do you agree with proposals to introduce R plates in order to identify novice drivers?

From TheJournal.ie Driving with dimmed headlights may be mandatory by 2015 Motoring

Driving with dimmed headlights may be mandatory by 2015

Leo Varadkar says the Road Safety Authority will consider mandatory rules when the country’s car fleet becomes more modern.

From TheJournal.ie Government urged to include road safety on Junior Cert curriculum Road Safety

Government urged to include road safety on Junior Cert curriculum

The Government is being urged to “harness” the enthusiasm among teenagers for cars and include road safety training on the programme.

From TheJournal.ie 43 per cent of learner permit holders drive unaccompanied Motorists

43 per cent of learner permit holders drive unaccompanied

A Garda investigation found that 43 per cent of learner drivers were not accompanied by a fully-licensed driver, and 30 per cent were not displaying L plates on their vehicles.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you use your mobile phone while driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use your mobile phone while driving?

A judge in Cork has criticised what he called an “epidemic” of mobile phone use by drivers. Are you one of them?

From TheJournal.ie Dramatic drop in child road deaths since 1990s Good News

Dramatic drop in child road deaths since 1990s

The number of children killed on Irish roads has dropped by almost half.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol a factor in fewer fatal road crashes since 2005 Drink Driving

Alcohol a factor in fewer fatal road crashes since 2005

Ahead of this weekend’s festivities Gardaí have also released statistics which show 26 people have died on Irish roads during the St Patrick’s Day periods of the past five years.

From TheJournal.ie 'Operation Focus' targets high-risk areas in push to prevent road deaths Road Safety

'Operation Focus' targets high-risk areas in push to prevent road deaths

New road safety campaign will focus on key areas in each garda region around the country.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD says motorway lights should be switched off overnight Lights Out

Fine Gael TD says motorway lights should be switched off overnight

Charlie Flanagan has written to the Transport Minister suggesting that motorway lights could be switched off overnight to save money and energy.

From TheJournal.ie Wanted: well-known personality to front anti-obesity campaign Obesity

Wanted: well-known personality to front anti-obesity campaign

A TD has called on the government to appoint a well-known name to front a campaign tackling obesity, believing it could have the same success as Gay Byrne’s presence at the Road Safety Authority.

From TheJournal.ie Drop in road deaths in 2011 Road Deaths

Drop in road deaths in 2011

The number of road deaths in Ireland fell below 200 for the first time since road deaths began being recorded in 1959. There were 26 fewer fatalities in 2011 compared to 2009, latest figures from the Road Safety Authority show.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Drunk woman falls between train and platform Careful Now This post contains videos

Video: Drunk woman falls between train and platform

In an attempt to highlight the dangers of festive drinking, British Transport Police have released footage of the woman falling under a carriage but she’s okay…

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí and RSA kick off Christmas road safety drive Roads

Gardaí and RSA kick off Christmas road safety drive

An Garda Síochána and Road Safety Authority have urged motorists not to drink and drive, or speed, over the holidays.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway Motorists

Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway

AA Ireland and the Road Safety Authority is reminding all road-users not to stop or walk on a motorway unless it is an emergency, after a survey showed that 45 per cent of drivers use the hard shoulder to make or take calls.

From TheJournal.ie Services held across country to remember road death victims Road Deaths

Services held across country to remember road death victims

Today is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Candles will be lit around Ireland to remember those who have lost their lives on the country’s roads.

From TheJournal.ie 30 km/h speed limit introduced in Cork city centre Slow Down

30 km/h speed limit introduced in Cork city centre

The new limit aims to make the city centre more pedestrian and shopper friendly.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Monday Take 5

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie One in five young male drivers 'road race' Roads

One in five young male drivers 'road race'

One fifth of young male drivers have admitted to racing on the roads, with those aged between 17 and 24 being five times more likely to be killed, the Road Safety Authority has reported.

From TheJournal.ie Warning over unofficial driving test websites Warning

Warning over unofficial driving test websites

The Road Safety Authority has warned learner drivers not to use unofficial websites – which often charge a fee and take personal information – when booking their theory or driving tests.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you feel safe on Dublin's roads? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel safe on Dublin's roads?

As gardaí launch a new road casualty reduction plan, we’re asking if you feel safe while walking, cycling or driving on roads in the Irish capital.

From TheJournal.ie Child deaths on Irish roads halved between 1997 and 2006 Roads

Child deaths on Irish roads halved between 1997 and 2006

The RSA is calling on parents and teachers to give road safety tips and guidance to children as they head back to school.

From TheJournal.ie Get the bus and eat some peanuts: Advice for Leaving Cert students tonight Roads

Get the bus and eat some peanuts: Advice for Leaving Cert students tonight

The Road Safety Authority is urging students to “make mature and sensible choices” while DrinkAware has some interesting tips for those out celebrating…

From TheJournal.ie Driver fatigue causes 1 in 5 road deaths Road Safety

Driver fatigue causes 1 in 5 road deaths

A motorist fighting sleep at the wheel experiences the same level perception impairment as someone driving over the alcohol limit, the Road Safety Authority has warned.

From TheJournal.ie Tips for staying safe on the roads this Easter Easter

Tips for staying safe on the roads this Easter

Gardaí say there will be a crackdown on drink driving, speeding and the use of mobile phones.

From TheJournal.ie New scheme for learner drivers comes into effect today Learner Drivers

New scheme for learner drivers comes into effect today

The Essential Driving Training scheme is being rolled out from today – meaning learner drivers will be required to complete 12 hours of lessons with an approved driving instructor before sitting their test.

From TheJournal.ie Instructors slam new rules for mandatory driving lessons Driving

Instructors slam new rules for mandatory driving lessons

New rules will require drivers to have at least 12 hours of lessons before applying for a learner permit – costing around €400.