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#Road Safety

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.

From TheJournal.ie Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding Safe Home

Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding

Drivers are being told to delay their journey, use public transport or take alternative routes this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'The devastation in the room is palpable': Events held nationwide in memory of road traffic victims World Remembrance Day

'The devastation in the room is palpable': Events held nationwide in memory of road traffic victims

Today is the international day for remembering all those killed on our roads.

From TheJournal.ie Cyclist and motorist killed in separate road collisions in Dublin and Roscommon Fatality

Cyclist and motorist killed in separate road collisions in Dublin and Roscommon

A male cyclist died in Dublin and a woman in her 90s died in Roscommon.

From TheJournal.ie Warning to motorists as cars stolen after being left unattended while windows defrosted Dawn Raids

Warning to motorists as cars stolen after being left unattended while windows defrosted

Two cars were reportedly stolen this morning after being left unattended.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child' Road Safety

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'

The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.

From TheJournal.ie 10 essential tips for driving in dark winter conditions Driver Dilemma

10 essential tips for driving in dark winter conditions

Stay safe on the roads now that the clocks have gone back.

From TheJournal.ie Driver four times over legal limit crashes onto roundabout Killarney

Driver four times over legal limit crashes onto roundabout

Separately, a car became wedged between a wall and a basement after a collision in Limerick city last night.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 50s dies after car and bus collide in Roscommon Crash

Man in his 50s dies after car and bus collide in Roscommon

The driver of the bus sustained minor injuries.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors' Road Safety

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

From TheJournal.ie Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased Going Up

Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he was willing to raise the points.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 30s killed after car veers into stone wall on dual carriageway Lucan

Man in his 30s killed after car veers into stone wall on dual carriageway

There was no one else travelling in the car at the time.

From TheJournal.ie 'We’re painting a picture of a very specific kind of motorcyclist who love to speed' Motorbike Safety

'We’re painting a picture of a very specific kind of motorcyclist who love to speed'

Motorcyclists are six times more likely to be killed on the road than any other road user.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal for witnesses to potential hit-and-run that left motorcyclist seriously injured Roads

Appeal for witnesses to potential hit-and-run that left motorcyclist seriously injured

The incident occurred near the road works on the L3132, St Margaret’s Road, Swords.

From TheJournal.ie Cyclist jailed for 18 months over death of pedestrian caused by 'furious driving' London

Cyclist jailed for 18 months over death of pedestrian caused by 'furious driving'

44-year-old Kim Briggs died after being knocked down by a bicycle.

From TheJournal.ie Three generations of the same family died in devastating Mayo crash Tributes

Three generations of the same family died in devastating Mayo crash

Five people died on Irish roads yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences Road Safety

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences

The card has been under the spotlight recently after a number of stories of people losing out on public services.

From TheJournal.ie 'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school Back To School

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school

The RSA said children are particularly vulnerable road users and parents should ensure drivers can see them.

From TheJournal.ie 'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving Road Safety

'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving

Sixteen percent of people under the age of 24 say they have driven a car after consuming alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test Stay Safe

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test

New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a real shame': Mrs Doyle road safety signs in Mayo have been stolen Have You Seen This Woman?

'It's a real shame': Mrs Doyle road safety signs in Mayo have been stolen

The “Go on go on take a break” campaign aimed to raise awareness around driver fatigue.

From TheJournal.ie Four out of five Irish drivers admit to using electronic devices while driving Bad Driving Habits

Four out of five Irish drivers admit to using electronic devices while driving

The number of Irish drivers who admit sending texts while driving is double that of the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year Be Safe

Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year

Between 1 January and 30 June this year, there have been 72 fatal collisions on Irish roads.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Mayo Road Death

Elderly pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Mayo

The driver and two passengers were not injured in the collision.

From TheJournal.ie A third of motorists caught without seatbelts didn't pay their fine last year No Restraint

A third of motorists caught without seatbelts didn't pay their fine last year

Some of the offences related to under-17s passengers.

From TheJournal.ie Irish motorists 'aren't being punished enough for faulty tyres' Tyre Safety

Irish motorists 'aren't being punished enough for faulty tyres'

Only 853 penalty notices for tyre offences have been issued in the last year.

From TheJournal.ie These areas will have the speed limits on their roads reduced to 30km/hr this week Slow Down

These areas will have the speed limits on their roads reduced to 30km/hr this week

The expansion will come into effect from midnight on Tuesday 30 May.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend Drive Slow

Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend

RSA CEO Moyagh Murdock warned that roads are more slippery when it rains after a dry spell.

From TheJournal.ie These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade Transport

These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade

Shane Ross said the improvements will also reduce journey times.

From TheJournal.ie Four out of five child car seats aren't properly fitted Buckle Up

Four out of five child car seats aren't properly fitted

“You could have the best car in the world and best seat in the world but they could not work together.”

From TheJournal.ie Free coffee and drug warnings as motorists advised to take care this May bank holiday Drive Safely

Free coffee and drug warnings as motorists advised to take care this May bank holiday

There were no deaths on the roads during the Easter weekend, and authorities are calling for the same this time around.

From TheJournal.ie Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie The State spends millions on road safety campaigns each year - but are they effective? Crashed Lives

The State spends millions on road safety campaigns each year - but are they effective?

New figures show the RSA spent €2.6 million across four campaigns.