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#Road Safety

From TheJournal.ie Think taking hands-free calls while driving is safe? Think again Distracted

Think taking hands-free calls while driving is safe? Think again

New research says driving while talking on a hands-free device can be as distracting as using a hand-held phone.

From TheJournal.ie Australia is putting traffic lights on the ground for pedestrians glued to their phones Road Safety

Australia is putting traffic lights on the ground for pedestrians glued to their phones

The initiative is to be trialled in an attempt to drive down the road death toll.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest Drive Safe

Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest

The Road Safety Authority is urging people not to get behind the wheel after drinking this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years Road Deaths

Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years

There were 983 fatal collisions on Irish roads between 2008 and 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day' Drive Safe

Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'

The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour Naas

Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour

He was also fined €1,000 and disqualified from driving for four years.

From TheJournal.ie New lap record and world's most powerful diesel SUV is coming to Ireland Motoring News

New lap record and world's most powerful diesel SUV is coming to Ireland

Here’s all the car-related news you need to know this week – including a powerhouse SUV and a scorching hot hatch.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

The RSA is also giving out free coffees on Monday to try to tackle driver fatigue.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers are bypassing car warning systems to avoid wearing seatbelts Hugely Dangerous

Drivers are bypassing car warning systems to avoid wearing seatbelts

Drivers in Donegal are using extra fasteners so they can drive without a belt.

From TheJournal.ie Motorcyclist killed in collision with truck Road Death

Motorcyclist killed in collision with truck

The crash happened outside Dunboyne this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid Breaking The Rules

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid

More than 2,500 fines issued to learner drivers caught without a qualified driver were also unpaid.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think people should be fined for not wearing a seatbelt? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think people should be fined for not wearing a seatbelt?

An appeal was launched today urging road users to wear seatbelts over the Easter weekend.

From TheJournal.ie "This isn't about personal choice - put your seatbelt on" Buckle Up

"This isn't about personal choice - put your seatbelt on"

At least one person has been killed on every Easter weekend since 2009.

From TheJournal.ie 'So I had a split second of thought and then the next thing I knew I was inside in a completely crashed vehicle' Parc

'So I had a split second of thought and then the next thing I knew I was inside in a completely crashed vehicle'

In 2001, Anne Fogarty was in a car crash that changed her life forever.

From TheJournal.ie Keep the shades handy - here's how to avoid driving accidents from 'winter sun glare' Glaring Errors

Keep the shades handy - here's how to avoid driving accidents from 'winter sun glare'

Painful glaring sunlight is a hazard all to familiar for most drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Road deaths for 2015 are the second lowest since records began Improvement

Road deaths for 2015 are the second lowest since records began

165 people died on Irish roads compared to 193 in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with the plan to name and shame disqualified drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the plan to name and shame disqualified drivers?

The CEO of the Road Safety Authority thinks publishing names will act as a deterrent.

From TheJournal.ie This video of a near miss on a Galway road will remind you to be careful on the roads this Christmas Road Safety
From TheJournal.ie Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse) Theory Fail

Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse)

In total, 1,216 people were told they had failed the test when they had actually passed

From TheJournal.ie What if we gave motorists cash rewards for driving under the speed limit? Road Safety This post contains a poll

What if we gave motorists cash rewards for driving under the speed limit?

Renua deputy leader Billy Timmins has said motorists who are recorded driving under the limit should be entered into a lottery to win cash.

From TheJournal.ie 'Standing at the scene where my boyfriend ran over a man...I didn't know it was my dad' Mayo

'Standing at the scene where my boyfriend ran over a man...I didn't know it was my dad'

Maggie Bonner describes the shock of finding out that the man who her boyfriend drove over was her father.

From TheJournal.ie NCT inspector apparently refused to test car because there were dog hairs in it Really Pawful

NCT inspector apparently refused to test car because there were dog hairs in it

A TD made the claim in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie A road safety officer wants you to take your eyes off your crotch Road Safety
From TheJournal.ie The huge, unexpected ethical question self-driving cars will have to tackle Decisions Decisions

The huge, unexpected ethical question self-driving cars will have to tackle

Would it rather hit a car full of passengers or a wall, injuring its own passenger?

From TheJournal.ie Where in Dublin are you most likely to pass your driving test? Buckle Up

Where in Dublin are you most likely to pass your driving test?

Less than half of drivers in the capital pass their driving test – but where has the highest pass rate?

From TheJournal.ie Don't check your tyres? Here's how to get it done for free Road Safety

Don't check your tyres? Here's how to get it done for free

The RSA has warned that people are risking their safety.

From TheJournal.ie Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes Texting This post contains videos

Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes

Just one glance at that text message could make all the difference.

From TheJournal.ie Be careful out there, some horrible weather is on the way Weather Warning

Be careful out there, some horrible weather is on the way

Heavy rain is expected right across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers take note... Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down Slow Down

Drivers take note... Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down

Gardaí have announced a 24-hour enforcement campaign.

From TheJournal.ie One third of drivers killed weren't wearing their seatbelt 2015 Deaths

One third of drivers killed weren't wearing their seatbelt

A worrying finding from the RSA and gardaí today.

From TheJournal.ie Two men die in separate car crashes Louth

Two men die in separate car crashes

The incidents took place in Louth today and Longford at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Should all cyclists and pedestrians have to wear hi-vis vests? Light Up Light Up This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Mrs Doyle is keeping the roads of Mayo safe Go On Go On

Mrs Doyle is keeping the roads of Mayo safe

The county council has called on the Craggy Island parochial house keeper for support in keeping drivers awake.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stop, sip, sleep': New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel Wakey Wakey This post contains videos

'Stop, sip, sleep': New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel

Driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as one in five drive deaths in Ireland each year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our hearts are broken': Tributes to biker killed during charity rally Clare

'Our hearts are broken': Tributes to biker killed during charity rally

The father-of-three was killed when his bike collided with a car.

From TheJournal.ie Cars, not people, are going to be calling 999 from road crashes Help Is On The Way

Cars, not people, are going to be calling 999 from road crashes

The EU has voted for new automatic call systems.

From TheJournal.ie 'Alco-locks' could be on the way for those that continue to drink-drive Risking Lives

'Alco-locks' could be on the way for those that continue to drink-drive

The Road Safety Authority are thinking outside the box for a new plan on road safety.

From TheJournal.ie Council wants to crack down on rickshaws speeding around Dublin city Bicycle Race

Council wants to crack down on rickshaws speeding around Dublin city

Galway city councillors have already voted to ban the vehicles from pedestrianised streets.

From TheJournal.ie This simple can could help save cyclists' lives Road Safety

This simple can could help save cyclists' lives

Cyclists: You should all get this.

From TheJournal.ie 63-year-old pedestrian hospitalised after being struck by car in Louth Termonfeckin

63-year-old pedestrian hospitalised after being struck by car in Louth

The incident occurred yesterday evening and the woman has been transferred to Beaumont Hospital.