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# Road Safety

This week
25th February 2024 - 1st March 2024
19,000 fines issued last year for drivers using phones behind the wheel
Last week
18th February 2024 - 24th February 2024
Fears over disqualified drivers behind the wheel as 76% ignore orders to surrender licences
It’s been suggested the figures indicate many disqualified drivers remain on the roads following conviction.
Thousands of banned drivers have ignored orders to surrender their licences in the past three years.
There have been recent cases before the courts of disqualified drivers who committed further offences.
Road safety campaigner Leo Lieghio, whose daughter Marsia was killed by a disqualified driver, called for cars to be impounded.
This year
2024
Three people killed in separate road crashes in Louth, Mayo and Derry
One in 10 admit drink-driving - and those doing so are 'way over the limit'
One person arrested every hour for drink or drug-driving over Christmas
Last year
2023
Cameras to be rolled out in bus lanes next year in bid to tackle speed and misuse
Gardaí detect motorist driving 139km/h in an 80km/h zone on National Slow Down Day
Bank holiday penalty points hike not included in Road Traffic Bill going to Cabinet today
Drivers over 70 in Ireland will not have to undergo refresher courses proposed by EU
Dublin councillors call for safety audit of Stoneybatter street after woman fatally struck by truck
Family of Brazilian woman killed while cycling in Dolphin's Barn call for safer Dublin roads
There were no fatalities on Irish roads during the first week of December
There were 140 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
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Drivers urged to slow down this Christmas as minister says no family wants to get that knock on the door
RSA finds those driving for work are more likely to engage in dangerous driving behaviours
Minister challenged Drew Harris on reduced traffic enforcement by gardaí amid rise in deaths
Varadkar not in favour of strict cut-off ages and restrictions for older drivers
Appeal for drivers to take care over Bank Holiday as fatalities on 'shocking' upwards trend
Over 900 people have been seriously injured on Irish roads so far this year
'Personal responsibility' the focus of new RSA campaign to eliminate road deaths by 2050
Shock road safety adverts of the past weren't liked — but they were effective, says Taoiseach
Speed limits to be lowered by 20 km/h on many roads under new government plans
Ministers discuss changes to penalty points at meeting this evening
Use of speed cameras to increase by 20% following 'worrying increase' in road deaths
127 vehicles found to be speeding in first five hours of National Slow Down Day
Speed limits, checkpoints and shock tactics: How do we tackle rising road deaths
Girl (3) who died following car accident in Laois to be laid to rest on Monday
Deaths on Irish roads this year could approach 170, erasing years of progress
Gardaí make Electric Picnic appeal as road deaths for August reaches 25
Review will 'radically change' mismatch of speed limits on Irish roads, says minister
Motorists urged to be careful on roads this weekend after 11 Easter fatalities in recent years
'Don't get smashed up': Surgeon encourages bikers to get training from motorbike gardaí
Almost 200 people arrested for driving under the influence during St Patrick's weekend
Physical driving licence could become 'history' as EU proposes digital option
18 lives lost: Highest January death toll on Irish roads in a decade
Almost 50k Learner drivers to wait 19 weeks for a test, says RSA
745 people arrested for driving under the influence over the last month
All time
173 people arrested for driving under the influence over the last week
Motorist caught driving 135km/h in 80km/h zone on National Slow Down Day
Opinion: In a cold snap our footpaths and cycle lanes should also be gritted by councils
144 people arrested for driving under the influence during first week of December