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#Road Safety

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.

From TheJournal.ie Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths Road Safety

Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths

An RSA lecture today heard pedestrian risk increases with age.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (70s) dies after being hit by truck in Monaghan Carrickmacross

Woman (70s) dies after being hit by truck in Monaghan

The incident took place on Main Street in Carrickmacross.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis Roadside Testing

Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis

One driver was also speeding at the time.

From TheJournal.ie Road users told to put away phones and prepare for Storm Ali Project Edward

Road users told to put away phones and prepare for Storm Ali

Project Edward, an annual road safety awareness event, is taking place across Europe today.

From TheJournal.ie Pedestrian in his 60s killed after being struck by van in Cavan Bailieboro

Pedestrian in his 60s killed after being struck by van in Cavan

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people think they're indestructible': How can Donegal prevent more young road fatalities? Donegal

'Young people think they're indestructible': How can Donegal prevent more young road fatalities?

21 people under the age of 30 have been killed on Donegal’s roads this decade.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for drivers who park on cycle lanes to get penalty points Pay Up

Calls for drivers who park on cycle lanes to get penalty points

Motorists continue to park on cycle lane because they face no consequences for doing so, said the party.

From TheJournal.ie Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists Road Safety

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

A new law to require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads was announced in February.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant concern' over lack of breath testing at scenes of fatal crashes Breath Testing

'Significant concern' over lack of breath testing at scenes of fatal crashes

The authority has outlined a series of concerns about how the force operates.

From TheJournal.ie Tear gas fired at Bangladesh protesters during huge protest over teen deaths Road Safety

Tear gas fired at Bangladesh protesters during huge protest over teen deaths

There has been over a week of unrest following the deaths of the teens, who were killed by a speeding bus.

From TheJournal.ie Phibsboro Road closed after pedestrian hit by truck Phibsboro

Phibsboro Road closed after pedestrian hit by truck

A pedestrian was struck by a truck and taken to the Mater Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 40s killed after van hits tree Leitrim

Man in his 40s killed after van hits tree

He was the sole occupant of the van.

From TheJournal.ie Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide Road Safety

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide

Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.

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