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

Mar 27th 2019, 7:45 AM 24,774 Views 91 Comments

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

Motorcyclist killed in road crash in south Dublin
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Motorcyclist killed in road crash in south Dublin

Mar 18th 2019, 9:30 AM 31,137 Views 5 Comments

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

Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year
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Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year

Mar 7th 2019, 4:39 PM 13,520 Views 77 Comments

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

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Dublin's Port Tunnel
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Motorcyclist killed in crash near Dublin's Port Tunnel

Feb 25th 2019, 5:11 PM 31,198 Views 18 Comments

The collision happened at 10am this morning.

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

Feb 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 77,063 Views 237 Comments

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

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

Feb 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 43,770 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Feb 8th 2019, 11:25 AM 17,293 Views 2 Comments

The fatal collision occurred at 7.25am this morning.

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

Jan 20th 2019, 9:30 PM 18,512 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Jan 1st 2019, 10:00 AM 25,459 Views 92 Comments

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

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

Dec 27th 2018, 12:37 PM 27,507 Views 84 Comments

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

Man dies after being struck by car in Longford
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Man dies after being struck by car in Longford

Dec 27th 2018, 9:25 AM 16,185 Views 2 Comments

The collision occurred at 7pm yesterday.

31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash
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31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash

Dec 23rd 2018, 5:43 PM 32,722 Views 7 Comments

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

Motorists told to avoid alcohol and take extra care ahead of 'Christmas exodus'
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Motorists told to avoid alcohol and take extra care ahead of 'Christmas exodus'

Dec 21st 2018, 6:20 AM 10,352 Views 22 Comments

Top to toe in tailbacks.

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

Updated Dec 6th 2018, 5:29 PM 42,917 Views 21 Comments

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

Man dies after van crashes into vacant house in Donegal
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Man dies after van crashes into vacant house in Donegal

Dec 4th 2018, 9:19 AM 15,174 Views 1 Comment

The man was the only occupant of the van.

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

Dec 3rd 2018, 5:18 PM 25,463 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Nov 26th 2018, 3:42 PM 13,395 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Nov 7th 2018, 6:56 PM 6,993 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Updated Oct 26th 2018, 2:45 PM 32,435 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Oct 1st 2018, 2:22 PM 12,230 Views 47 Comments

An RSA lecture today heard pedestrian risk increases with age.

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

Sep 27th 2018, 2:12 PM 13,384 Views 3 Comments

The incident took place on Main Street in Carrickmacross.

Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis
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Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis

Sep 23rd 2018, 7:04 PM 47,394 Views 46 Comments

One driver was also speeding at the time.

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

Sep 19th 2018, 6:05 AM 34,303 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Sep 1st 2018, 8:24 AM 10,048 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

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

Aug 25th 2018, 7:30 AM 17,490 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Aug 14th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,497 Views 78 Comments

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

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

Aug 14th 2018, 2:47 PM 13,879 Views 142 Comments

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

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

Aug 8th 2018, 2:46 PM 11,455 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Aug 5th 2018, 7:00 PM 6,732 Views 1 Comment

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

Phibsboro Road closed after pedestrian hit by truck
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Phibsboro Road closed after pedestrian hit by truck

Jul 25th 2018, 3:23 PM 23,616 Views 13 Comments

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

Man in his 40s killed after van hits tree
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Man in his 40s killed after van hits tree

Jul 16th 2018, 7:53 AM 13,953 Views 2 Comments

He was the sole occupant of the van.

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

Jul 9th 2018, 4:24 PM 9,760 Views 48 Comments

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

Collision between coach and pedestrian on Dublin's Dame Street causes traffic delays in city
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Collision between coach and pedestrian on Dublin's Dame Street causes traffic delays in city

Jun 29th 2018, 9:20 AM 24,469 Views 48 Comments

Emergency services are at the scene.

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

Jun 24th 2018, 2:28 PM 28,672 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Jun 19th 2018, 4:33 PM 10,421 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Jun 15th 2018, 4:14 PM 9,677 Views 81 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 8th 2018, 5:40 PM 69,364 Views 34 Comments

Some spot flooding may occur.

'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched
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'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched

Jun 2nd 2018, 7:30 AM 20,792 Views 41 Comments

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

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

May 28th 2018, 3:00 PM 2,540 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 23rd 2018, 2:50 PM 18,292 Views 48 Comments

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