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#Road Safety

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.

From TheJournal.ie Collision between coach and pedestrian on Dublin's Dame Street causes traffic delays in city Traffic
From TheJournal.ie Drivers advised to take extra caution during hottest week of the year Sun Glare

Drivers advised to take extra caution during hottest week of the year

Higher temperatures can cause problems for tyres and engines, as well as people who suffer from hay fever.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year Road Deaths

Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year

Ireland had the fourth largest decline in road deaths amongst the EU28 countries between 2016 and 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer Road Deaths

Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer

There have been a number of fatal road accidents in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers urged to take caution after thunder warning is issued for 23 counties Flooding

Drivers urged to take caution after thunder warning is issued for 23 counties

Some spot flooding may occur.

From TheJournal.ie 'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched Nct For Tractors

'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched

A new EU directive requires commercial tractors to undergo a special roadworthiness test.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what to do if you break down on the motorway Driver Dilemma

Here's what to do if you break down on the motorway

The hard shoulder is only there for emergencies. But emergencies do happen!

From TheJournal.ie Doing 139kmph in a 50-zone in Tipperary: Figures on speeding in Ireland Snapshot

Doing 139kmph in a 50-zone in Tipperary: Figures on speeding in Ireland

One road safety report found that excessive speed was a contributory factor in one-third of all fatal collisions.

From TheJournal.ie Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests? On The Way

Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests?

Even if you don’t drive them, driverless cars could be part of your driving test.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what to do if you put the wrong fuel in your car Driver Dilemma
From TheJournal.ie Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist' Road Safety

Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'

The Transport Minister made the comments while calling on rural TDs to back drink-driving legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists urged to be more aware of cyclists this bank holiday weekend Stay Alive At 1.5

Motorists urged to be more aware of cyclists this bank holiday weekend

To date in 2018, six cyclists have been killed on Irish roads.

From TheJournal.ie How long should you keep your child in a rear-facing seat? Driver Dilemma

How long should you keep your child in a rear-facing seat?

Rear facing child seats are deemed to be safer.

From TheJournal.ie Tired at the wheel? How to spot the driver fatigue danger signs - and what to do next Driver Dilemma

Tired at the wheel? How to spot the driver fatigue danger signs - and what to do next

Avoid driver fatigue with these simple tricks.

From TheJournal.ie Learner driver (18) arrested in Naas for doing 180km/h Gardaí

Learner driver (18) arrested in Naas for doing 180km/h

The teenager was travelling along the M9 this morning when Gardaí stopped him.

From TheJournal.ie Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row Road Safety

Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row

The European Commission released the statistics for 2017 this week.

From TheJournal.ie 19-year-old man killed in Galway car crash Williamstown

19-year-old man killed in Galway car crash

The single vehicle collision occurred at 2.20am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 60s killed in Waterford road crash Rathgormack

Man in his 60s killed in Waterford road crash

The man’s van collided with a 4×4 at around 10am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Woman injured after being hit by a taxi in Rathmines Roads

Woman injured after being hit by a taxi in Rathmines

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

From TheJournal.ie What are those numbers by the side of the motorway and what are they for? Driver Dilemma

What are those numbers by the side of the motorway and what are they for?

Using Location Reference Markings and Emergency Roadside Telephones.

From TheJournal.ie 'Put the bloody thing away': 60% of Irish drivers have used their phones at a red light AA Survey

'Put the bloody thing away': 60% of Irish drivers have used their phones at a red light

“Phone use by Irish drivers is at ridiculously high levels,” according to The AA.

From TheJournal.ie Clare school bus stopped by gardaí due to 'badly worn' tyres and rust Bus Stopped

Clare school bus stopped by gardaí due to 'badly worn' tyres and rust

Gardaí stopped a number of school buses in the Clare area.

From TheJournal.ie A driver got penalty points over incorrect tyre pressure for the first time Penalty Points

A driver got penalty points over incorrect tyre pressure for the first time

Two points and an €80 fine for one motorist last year.

From TheJournal.ie Stress less: 4 tips to reduce your rage behind the wheel Stress Busters
From TheJournal.ie One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving Driving Ban

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

From TheJournal.ie Roads around the country closed due to flooding Impassable This post contains videos

Roads around the country closed due to flooding

Motorists have been advised to exercise caution and avoid certain areas.

From TheJournal.ie How to use your car's high-beam headlights... properly Driver Dilemma

How to use your car's high-beam headlights... properly

And how to avoid being dazzled by them.

From TheJournal.ie 6 resolutions all Irish drivers should make this year New Year's Resolutions

6 resolutions all Irish drivers should make this year

New year, new driver.

From TheJournal.ie Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons' Column

Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons'

It’s a fitting a tribute to Donna to finally be myself, writes Neil Fox.

From TheJournal.ie Motorist who kept driving after two collisions failed roadside drug test No Licence

Motorist who kept driving after two collisions failed roadside drug test

The driver also had no licence or motor insurance.

From TheJournal.ie Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959 Road Safety

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959

This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have' Because

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'

Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Snow, ice and wind warnings issued for several counties Black Ice This post contains videos

Snow, ice and wind warnings issued for several counties

Motorists have been urged to “treat every road as if it’s frozen” as wintry weather grips Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Driver arrested after car found on Luas tracks Road Safety

Driver arrested after car found on Luas tracks

Drivers are being warned to take care on the roads as freezing conditions are due to take hold tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 14 cyclist deaths in 2017: 'Yet we victim blame cyclists who don’t opt for DayGlo clothing' Opinion

14 cyclist deaths in 2017: 'Yet we victim blame cyclists who don’t opt for DayGlo clothing'

An Garda Síochána need to focus more on cars illegally parking in bike lanes and on footpaths, driving over the speed limit, and breaking traffic signals, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did a drink-driving campaign in 1972 really say the FIFTH pint was the one too many? Factcheck
From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place So Very Cold

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place

The weather is thankfully expected to get a bit milder over the coming days.