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182 arrests over Bank Holiday weekend for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol
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182 arrests over Bank Holiday weekend for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol

Jun 10th 2022, 11:31 AM 13,517 Views 14 Comments

Eight people died in fatal road collisions, according to new figures from the gardaí.

Gardaí, RSA ask motorists to exercise caution on bank holiday weekend
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Gardaí, RSA ask motorists to exercise caution on bank holiday weekend

Updated Jun 5th 2022, 7:27 PM 22,446 Views 0 Comments

Gardai said that all incidents remain under investigation.

Gardaí clamp down on speeding ahead of bank holiday weekend with 24-hour enforcement campaign
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Gardaí clamp down on speeding ahead of bank holiday weekend with 24-hour enforcement campaign

Jun 2nd 2022, 1:59 PM 13,283 Views 11 Comments

Gardai revealed that on their weekend observations, 93% of cars broke the speed limit.

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines
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Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines

May 26th 2022, 5:42 PM 14,930 Views 17 Comments

At an RSA event today, Waide said that an increase in fines and penalty points this year isn’t “ruled out”.

Motorists urged to slow down and take extra care ahead of long bank holiday weekend
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Motorists urged to slow down and take extra care ahead of long bank holiday weekend

Mar 17th 2022, 8:30 AM 7,392 Views 9 Comments

The RSA and An Garda Síochána are appealing for all road users to act responsibly and not to drink and drive.

Fines for parking on footpaths, cycle and bus lanes increased
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Fines for parking on footpaths, cycle and bus lanes increased

Jan 6th 2022, 6:18 PM 23,047 Views 83 Comments

The fines will increase from €40 to €80 in the new plan.

2021 saw lowest number of road fatalities since recording began in 1959
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2021 saw lowest number of road fatalities since recording began in 1959

Jan 1st 2022, 8:00 AM 24,973 Views 41 Comments

There was an 11% drop in road deaths in 2021 compared to 2020.

Over 540,000 people had points on their licences this year - a county-by-county breakdown
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Over 540,000 people had points on their licences this year - a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,503 Views 25 Comments

A total of 540,174 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2021.

New road safety strategy that seeks to halve deaths on Irish roads by 2030 launched
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New road safety strategy that seeks to halve deaths on Irish roads by 2030 launched

Dec 14th 2021, 3:02 PM 16,501 Views 74 Comments

A working group will be established to examine speed limits, particularly a 30km/h speed limit in urban areas.

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day
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Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 5:00 PM 50,677 Views 100 Comments

Gardaí will particularly be focusing on rural roads throughout the day.

'Get a grip': Motorists being urged to check tyres to ensure they are roadworthy
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'Get a grip': Motorists being urged to check tyres to ensure they are roadworthy

Oct 5th 2021, 7:39 PM 13,799 Views 42 Comments

It’s Tyre Safety Day tomorrow.

Priest warns of risks on roads as groom killed in wedding day crash laid to rest
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Priest warns of risks on roads as groom killed in wedding day crash laid to rest

Aug 24th 2021, 4:50 PM 29,763 Views 0 Comments

Myles “Miley” Harty died in a single car crash on the morning of his wedding, last Saturday.

Child in critical condition after car crash in Tipperary
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Child in critical condition after car crash in Tipperary

Aug 15th 2021, 1:03 PM 35,163 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Man (20s) dies in single vehicle crash in Roscommon
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Man (20s) dies in single vehicle crash in Roscommon

Jul 30th 2021, 11:01 PM 36,028 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

1-in-4 drivers may have been over limit the morning after a night out
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1-in-4 drivers may have been over limit the morning after a night out

Jun 2nd 2021, 3:35 PM 15,848 Views 31 Comments

A quarter of people surveyed by the Road Safety Authority said that they may have been over the legal drink-driving limit while driving the morning after a night out.

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí
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More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí

May 12th 2021, 5:29 PM 14,802 Views 23 Comments

Focus has turned to road safety as drivers get back on the road post-lockdown and the new ‘The Road Back’ campaign is launched.

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
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RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre

Jan 21st 2021, 3:46 PM 26,987 Views 22 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

The good, the bad and the useless: How bike infrastructure has changed in the era of Covid
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The good, the bad and the useless: How bike infrastructure has changed in the era of Covid

Jan 2nd 2021, 8:00 PM 44,130 Views 60 Comments

A surge in cycling happened during the pandemic but new infrastructure was not evenly spread and may not be here to stay.

Road Safety Authority reports 149 deaths on Irish roads in 2020
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Road Safety Authority reports 149 deaths on Irish roads in 2020

Jan 1st 2021, 12:11 PM 33,339 Views 57 Comments

There was a 25% reduction in the number of serious or minor injuries in 2020.

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences
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90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences

Dec 31st 2020, 12:05 AM 30,312 Views 37 Comments

The figure was revealed in response to a Parliamentary Question last month.

Gardaí catch 532 motorists speeding during first nine hours of National Slow Down Day
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Gardaí catch 532 motorists speeding during first nine hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated Dec 11th 2020, 6:11 PM 28,210 Views 62 Comments

The detection was made as part of National Slow Down Day.

Vehicles seized from unaccompanied learner drivers over 5,000 times since Clancy Amendment enacted
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Vehicles seized from unaccompanied learner drivers over 5,000 times since Clancy Amendment enacted

Nov 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 59,593 Views 75 Comments

The Clancy Amendment was introduced following a campaign from Noel Clancy, whose wife and daughter were killed in a road accident.

Anti-Covid ads: HSE says fear factor advertising may provoke 'defensive' response from viewers
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Anti-Covid ads: HSE says fear factor advertising may provoke 'defensive' response from viewers

Nov 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 35,336 Views 31 Comments

Heading into a period of reduced restrictions next month, Fine Gael TD Emer Higgins said Covid adverts need to become hard hitting.

'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school
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'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school

Sep 8th 2020, 4:23 PM 13,402 Views 52 Comments

“We must all play our part in getting children back to school safely,” RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell said.

'Look twice and think twice': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses
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'Look twice and think twice': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses

Jul 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 33,707 Views 52 Comments

There were 11 incidents in which the Luas made contact with vehicles from January to June of this year.

RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'
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RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'

Jul 9th 2020, 1:12 PM 18,162 Views 34 Comments

Liz O’Donnell said recent events have demonstrated the ‘huge change in public non-acceptance of drink driving’.

Over 35,000 drivers currently driving on their fourth or subsequent learner permit
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Over 35,000 drivers currently driving on their fourth or subsequent learner permit

Jul 8th 2020, 12:12 PM 25,913 Views 90 Comments

It emerged in recent days that Minister Barry Cowen drove on a learner’s permit when he was caught drink driving in 2016.

Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads
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Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads

Jun 10th 2020, 11:41 AM 12,917 Views 96 Comments

Roads around Ireland are getting busier as Covid-19 restrictions start to ease.

Gardaí catch motorist travelling at 202km/h on Dublin's M50
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Gardaí catch motorist travelling at 202km/h on Dublin's M50

Updated May 22nd 2020, 2:32 PM 59,945 Views 129 Comments

‘National Slow Down Day’ is taking place from 7am today until 7am tomorrow.

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions
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Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions

Apr 29th 2020, 4:43 PM 18,496 Views 31 Comments

Six pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads since the schools were closed in the middle of March.

'Speed limits still apply': Thousands of checkpoints in operation to ensure compliance with restrictions
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'Speed limits still apply': Thousands of checkpoints in operation to ensure compliance with restrictions

Apr 28th 2020, 8:45 AM 29,927 Views 42 Comments

Operation Fanacht is set to run from today until the end of the bank holiday weekend.

'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland
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'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland

Apr 27th 2020, 12:27 PM 24,042 Views 104 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation analyses complaints to uncover the main problems facing cyclists.

'Frustrated, worried, stressed and anxious': The worst places in Ireland to be a cyclist
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'Frustrated, worried, stressed and anxious': The worst places in Ireland to be a cyclist

Apr 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 84,377 Views 82 Comments

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals high risk areas in its analysis of 12 years of cyclist collision data.

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

Mar 4th 2020, 11:01 PM 15,809 Views 99 Comments

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

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

Mar 2nd 2020, 2:35 PM 13,584 Views 43 Comments

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

Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today
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Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today

Feb 17th 2020, 6:05 AM 111,796 Views 76 Comments

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

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

Jan 14th 2020, 7:33 AM 12,474 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Jan 11th 2020, 10:00 PM 26,882 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Jan 6th 2020, 5:34 PM 21,001 Views 40 Comments

Insurance Ireland is the representative body for the insurance industry.

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

Dec 26th 2019, 4:24 PM 28,400 Views 33 Comments

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

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