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#Road Safety

From TheJournal.ie Driver stopped for not wearing seatbelt - has no licence, insurance, NCT or tax Clean Sweep

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years Road Deaths

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters Road Deaths

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes 2016

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There have been 25 more deaths on Irish roads so far this year than in 2015 Worrying Trend

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before Christmas Arrests

Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before

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

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside Road Safety

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

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

From TheJournal.ie This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas For Ciaran

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Do I need to put winter tyres on my car? Dear Driver

Do I need to put winter tyres on my car?

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

From TheJournal.ie Man (30s) killed after car leaves road and overturns Roscommon

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

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the single car collision.

From TheJournal.ie Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs RSA Report

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?

The RSA says increased penalty points have resulted in changes in the behaviour of drivers.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Father of man killed in car crash: "Please, please slow down" Road Safety

Father of man killed in car crash: "Please, please slow down"

“Families have had enough heartache.”

From TheJournal.ie Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone N7

Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone

The driver was arrested and the car seized as it had no insurance.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers warned of dangers of darker evenings, as clocks go back by an hour tonight Clocks Go Back

Drivers warned of dangers of darker evenings, as clocks go back by an hour tonight

Summertime officially ends at 2am overnight tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse? Road Safety

Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?

The Road Safety Authority is worried about an increasing trend.

From TheJournal.ie Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone Limerick

Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone

The car had no tax or insurance and gardaí found empty alcohol bottles and cans in it.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest motorcyclist caught doing 218km/hour in Limerick Road Safety

Gardaí arrest motorcyclist caught doing 218km/hour in Limerick

The man will appear in court later this month.

From TheJournal.ie "I don't know how we can cope without her" - Father pays tribute after daughter (16) dies in crash Waterford
From TheJournal.ie European award for Cork woman who lost family in crash with suicidal driver Elber Twomey

European award for Cork woman who lost family in crash with suicidal driver

Twomey lost her husband, infant son and unborn daughter when a suicidal driver hit their car during a holiday in Torquay, England, four years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes Road Safety Authority

Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes

Speed also played a role in half of crashes where someone died.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn people not to drive while tired after motorist falls asleep at wheel Waterford
From TheJournal.ie Video: ESB pole flattened as hay bales tumble from truck in Ardee Haaaaaaay Ya

Video: ESB pole flattened as hay bales tumble from truck in Ardee

A truck shed its load of hay bales causing damage to Bridge Street in Ardee yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Lollipop men and women are to be fitted with hidden cameras Lollcop

Lollipop men and women are to be fitted with hidden cameras

A pilot scheme is taking place in Mayo and Kildare.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How Well Do You Remember The Rules of the Road? Sponsored By Easytrip

QUIZ: How Well Do You Remember The Rules of the Road?

Buckle up – we’re going to tell you.

From TheJournal.ie The 7 tips you need for driving in wet weather Driving Tips

The 7 tips you need for driving in wet weather

Essential driving advice to help keep you and other road users safe when the roads get wet.

From TheJournal.ie Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test Road Safety

Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test

Between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a factor in 38% of fatal collisions, claiming the lives of 286 people.

From TheJournal.ie Car tip: Keep kids safe for the school run by using the right seat School Run Safety

Car tip: Keep kids safe for the school run by using the right seat

Stay on the right side of the law and keep your precious cargo safe by using the correct restraint system.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should cycling be part of the school curriculum? Your Say This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Gardaí catch learner driver doing 159km/hour in Limerick No Insurance Or Tax

Gardaí catch learner driver doing 159km/hour in Limerick

The driver was unaccompanied, not displaying L-plates, and had no tax or insurance.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car That Escalated Quickly This post contains images

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car

The driver had no insurance, no NCT certificate or no tax.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn people not to play Pokémon Go while driving Don't Catch Them All

Gardaí warn people not to play Pokémon Go while driving

Put down the phone.

From TheJournal.ie This is what we'd have to look like if we wanted to survive every car crash Crash Test Dummy
From TheJournal.ie Car tip: Lighting up during the day saves lives Safety First

Car tip: Lighting up during the day saves lives

Research shows that using your lights during the day reduces the risk of collisions.

From TheJournal.ie Should there be a 30km per hour speed limit in more residential areas? Road Safety

Should there be a 30km per hour speed limit in more residential areas?

Dublin City Council wants to know what you think.

From TheJournal.ie Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year Road Safety

Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year

A total of 87 people have died on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Five points of advice for football fans planning on having a drink tomorrow Safety

Five points of advice for football fans planning on having a drink tomorrow

The Road Safety Authority is warning that “almost half of pedestrians killed on our roads have consumed alcohol”.

From TheJournal.ie Driver survives serious crash after losing control in heavy rain Kilcullen

Driver survives serious crash after losing control in heavy rain

Gardaí have asked motorists to slow down.

From TheJournal.ie Victims support group angry at decision to delay farmer's driving ban to give him time to find a ‘nice woman’ Cahersiveen

Victims support group angry at decision to delay farmer's driving ban to give him time to find a ‘nice woman’

Noel O’Callaghan, vice-chairperson of the Irish Road Victims Association, said the decision sent out “all the wrong signals to people”.