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#Road Safety

From TheJournal.ie Call for better cycling infrastructure after research shows 4 in 5 cyclist injuries happen in urban areas Road Safety Authority

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Motorists urged to reduce speed after seven people died on Irish roads last weekend Road Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today GoSafe

Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today

The new zones include areas where fatal and serious collisions have previously occurred.

From TheJournal.ie After the storm: Thousands without electricity and drivers urged to take care on roads Storm Brendan

After the storm: Thousands without electricity and drivers urged to take care on roads

There are reports of flooding and debris on the roads this morning, so drivers are being urged to take care.

From TheJournal.ie Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing Road Safety

Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing

The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.

From TheJournal.ie Moyagh Murdock announces resignation as RSA chief to take up role with Insurance Ireland Insurance

Moyagh Murdock announces resignation as RSA chief to take up role with Insurance Ireland

Insurance Ireland is the representative body for the insurance industry.

From TheJournal.ie One in four arrested for driving while intoxicated on Christmas Day were suspected drug-drivers Road Safety

One in four arrested for driving while intoxicated on Christmas Day were suspected drug-drivers

More than 650 drivers have been arrested since this year’s road safety campaign was launched.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí out in force as over 300 suspected drink drivers arrested since start of Christmas safety campaign Driving Home For Christmas

Gardaí out in force as over 300 suspected drink drivers arrested since start of Christmas safety campaign

Almost 40 motorists were detected driving under the influence of drugs since 29 November.

From TheJournal.ie 'She's completely wrong': Transport minister blasts Fine Gael candidate over call to scrap RSA Verona Murphy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences Road Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Drivers who dangerously overtake cyclists face automatic fine and penalty points from today Road Safety

Drivers who dangerously overtake cyclists face automatic fine and penalty points from today

The new laws came into effect at midnight.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after flashing lights at unmarked garda car Speeding

Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after flashing lights at unmarked garda car

The man overtook the garda car at 130km per hour in an 80km per hour zone.

From TheJournal.ie RSA blasts Garda restructuring plan, accuses force of 'downgrading' road safety Garda Shake-up

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Driver arrested in Clare after 'dangerously' forcing vehicles out of the way Road Safety

Driver arrested in Clare after 'dangerously' forcing vehicles out of the way

The driver was travelling at 176km in a 120km-zone.

From TheJournal.ie Car flips after being caught traveling at 133km/h in Naas Kildare

Car flips after being caught traveling at 133km/h in Naas

No one was injured in the incident, Gardaí said.

From TheJournal.ie Motorcyclist caught speeding at 181km/h in an 80km/h zone in Waterford Road Safety

Motorcyclist caught speeding at 181km/h in an 80km/h zone in Waterford

Research indicated that speed was a factor in 49% of fatal motorcyclists collisions.

From TheJournal.ie Motorist faces €1,000 fine after being caught watching Champions League match while driving Dublin

Motorist faces €1,000 fine after being caught watching Champions League match while driving

The driver was spotted in the Dublin area yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs Gra Conference

Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs

Gardaí are calling on the Commissioner to provide clear protocols on the detention of drink drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Man killed in road crash in Tipperary Cahir

Man killed in road crash in Tipperary

The driver of a truck that was involved in the crash was not injured.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals Explainer

Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals

The EU yesterday announced a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should all cars need to have speed-limiting technology? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all cars need to have speed-limiting technology?

The EU has said road safety technologies will become mandatory on new cars from 2022 onwards.

From TheJournal.ie All cars sold after 2022 must have speed-limiting technology, EU says Road Safety

All cars sold after 2022 must have speed-limiting technology, EU says

It is part of a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.

From TheJournal.ie Motorcyclist killed in road crash in south Dublin Tallaght

Motorcyclist killed in road crash in south Dublin

The man in his 40s was involved in a single vehicle collision at 7am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year Gardaí

Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year

There’s been an increase in detections of drink driving, people not wearing their seatbelts and people using their phones.

From TheJournal.ie Motorcyclist killed in crash near Dublin's Port Tunnel Dublin

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Dublin's Port Tunnel

The collision happened at 10am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign Clancy Amendment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Garda sergeant disciplined for lobbying local politicians to make road safer N4

Garda sergeant disciplined for lobbying local politicians to make road safer Exclusive

The garda sergeant has been described by other members as a “staunchly proud community man”.

From TheJournal.ie Man (50s) killed in Wexford road collision between van and truck Ballymackesy

Man (50s) killed in Wexford road collision between van and truck

The fatal collision occurred at 7.25am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Neil Fox's sister Donna was killed while cycling. He's calling for action from Shane Ross on an overtaking law Not Good Enough This post contains videos

Neil Fox's sister Donna was killed while cycling. He's calling for action from Shane Ross on an overtaking law

A planned new law was abandoned at the start of the year.

From TheJournal.ie 2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began Road Deaths

2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began

This compares with 156 deaths as a result of 141 crashes in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie More than 400 drivers caught speeding on St Stephen's Day Slow Down

More than 400 drivers caught speeding on St Stephen's Day

Gardaí had asked drivers to slow down as speeding is a major factor in fatal collisions.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies after being struck by car in Longford Aughnacliffe

Man dies after being struck by car in Longford

The collision occurred at 7pm yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash Crash

31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash

The car the man was driving struck a tree this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists told to avoid alcohol and take extra care ahead of 'Christmas exodus' Driving Home
From TheJournal.ie Road users told to exercise caution as Status Orange wind warning issued Weather

Road users told to exercise caution as Status Orange wind warning issued

Met Éireann has issued the warning for Counties Donegal and Mayo, which will come into effect at 1am and last until 8am.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies after van crashes into vacant house in Donegal Ballybofey

Man dies after van crashes into vacant house in Donegal

The man was the only occupant of the van.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal for witnesses to rush hour hit-and-run in Kildare Kildare

Appeal for witnesses to rush hour hit-and-run in Kildare

A motorcyclist was struck from behind by a silver-coloured car and is currently being treated in Naas General Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie 39 people were killed or injured in incidents involving quad bikes or scramblers in 4 year period Road Safety

39 people were killed or injured in incidents involving quad bikes or scramblers in 4 year period

There were 39 people killed or injured in collisions involving a quad bike or scrambler on a public road.

From TheJournal.ie A pinch more salt: €700k is being spent to increase our winter salt supplies Winter Ready

A pinch more salt: €700k is being spent to increase our winter salt supplies

That’s an extra 58,000 tonnes of salt.

From TheJournal.ie It's going to hit -3 degrees on this chilly long weekend - here's how to stay safe on the roads Bank Holiday

It's going to hit -3 degrees on this chilly long weekend - here's how to stay safe on the roads

Temperatures could drop into the minus figures on Saturday and Sunday night.

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