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

Sep 23rd 2017, 8:00 AM 12,015 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Sep 21st 2017, 11:47 AM 11,882 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2017, 2:26 PM 36,249 Views 78 Comments

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

Three generations of the same family died in devastating Mayo crash
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Three generations of the same family died in devastating Mayo crash

Sep 12th 2017, 8:41 AM 21,104 Views 11 Comments

Five people died on Irish roads yesterday.

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

Aug 26th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,741 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Aug 25th 2017, 3:28 PM 11,395 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Aug 7th 2017, 6:30 AM 18,561 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Aug 4th 2017, 1:49 PM 20,742 Views 92 Comments

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

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

Aug 4th 2017, 8:52 AM 46,456 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2017, 3:31 PM 374 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 19th 2017, 6:15 AM 9,561 Views 14 Comments

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

Elderly pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Mayo
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Elderly pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Mayo

Jun 24th 2017, 8:10 AM 15,060 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Jun 15th 2017, 6:05 AM 8,991 Views 12 Comments

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

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

May 29th 2017, 4:08 PM 412 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 29th 2017, 6:30 AM 36,963 Views 97 Comments

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

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

May 26th 2017, 2:24 PM 18,983 Views 18 Comments

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

These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade
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These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade

May 10th 2017, 6:01 PM 38,333 Views 34 Comments

Shane Ross said the improvements will also reduce journey times.

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

May 9th 2017, 6:04 AM 8,750 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Apr 29th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,947 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Apr 21st 2017, 6:10 AM 10,909 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Apr 14th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,947 Views 32 Comments

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

Almost half of Irish drivers back phone-blocking technology in cars
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Almost half of Irish drivers back phone-blocking technology in cars

Apr 3rd 2017, 12:43 PM 516 Views 1 Comment

Many motorists would prefer to block mobile phones in cars rather than see a hike in penalties.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man dies in car crash
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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man dies in car crash

Mar 22nd 2017, 5:02 PM 21,006 Views 2 Comments

A 39-year-old man died when the car he was driving collided with a pole.

Penalty points for mobile phone use could be increased, Ross says
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Penalty points for mobile phone use could be increased, Ross says

Feb 24th 2017, 7:06 PM 16,712 Views 81 Comments

The Transport Minister said he is also looking at the practicalities of additional tests for older drivers.

Three out of five people think those convicted of drink driving should get automatic ban
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Three out of five people think those convicted of drink driving should get automatic ban

Feb 13th 2017, 11:35 PM 7,429 Views 32 Comments

The poll was carried out for Claire Byrne Live earlier today.

Man still in serious condition one month after hit and run
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Man still in serious condition one month after hit and run

Jan 28th 2017, 1:44 PM 14,943 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information.

Gardaí stop driver five times over legal alcohol limit
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Gardaí stop driver five times over legal alcohol limit

Jan 25th 2017, 10:24 AM 26,522 Views 66 Comments

The person also had no motor tax or NCT.

Man in his 70s seriously injured after being struck by car
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Man in his 70s seriously injured after being struck by car

Jan 10th 2017, 1:25 PM 11,117 Views 1 Comment

The crash happened around 10pm last night in Scotstown.

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed
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Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Jan 9th 2017, 11:35 PM 10,125 Views 35 Comments

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

Driver stopped for not wearing seatbelt - has no licence, insurance, NCT or tax
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Driver stopped for not wearing seatbelt - has no licence, insurance, NCT or tax

Jan 9th 2017, 9:15 PM 51,474 Views 57 Comments

Their 4×4 was seized and they will appear in court.

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years
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Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years

Jan 6th 2017, 9:37 PM 16,521 Views 62 Comments

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters
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Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters

Jan 4th 2017, 2:01 PM 13,142 Views 48 Comments

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.

'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes
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'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:48 PM 12,521 Views 36 Comments

Speeding, drink driving, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phones are among the chief causes.

There have been 25 more deaths on Irish roads so far this year than in 2015
# Worrying Trend
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# Worrying Trend

There have been 25 more deaths on Irish roads so far this year than in 2015

Dec 31st 2016, 7:37 AM 7,158 Views 36 Comments

The Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochana are urging people not to drink and drive this weekend.

Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before
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Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before

Dec 27th 2016, 8:47 AM 42,137 Views 65 Comments

Gardaí say getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking remains a big problem.

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside
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Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

Dec 20th 2016, 8:00 PM 27,202 Views 48 Comments

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas
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This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas

Dec 1st 2016, 12:23 PM 25,476 Views 25 Comments

The parents of Ciarán Treacy remember the worst day of their lives – as do all who attended the four-year-old’s tiny body.

Do I need to put winter tyres on my car?
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Do I need to put winter tyres on my car?

Nov 28th 2016, 4:56 PM 3,731 Views 2 Comments

Winter tyres are mandatory in some European countries, but not in Ireland.

Man (30s) killed after car leaves road and overturns
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Man (30s) killed after car leaves road and overturns

Nov 21st 2016, 8:50 AM 20,433 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the single car collision.

Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs
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Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs

Nov 18th 2016, 5:54 PM 10,220 Views 20 Comments

Prescription medication almost as common as alcohol in road deaths, according to RSA report.