2011 News

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Road-Users Urged to 'Be Safe, Be Seen' as Clocks Go Back

With the clocks going back this weekend and evenings set to get darker, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is reminding road-users to ensure they can be clearly seen when out walking or cycling on the roads.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Public information campaign for new reduced drink drive limits launched

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has joined the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána, today Wednesday 26th October, 2011, to launch a new campaign to raise awareness of the new reduced drink drive limits, which come into effect over the 2011 October Bank Holiday Weekend.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

RSA advice on what precautions should be taken during flooding

During flooding the following precautions should be taken. Drivers,pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are advised to

Monday, October 24, 2011

Road Safety Alert – Heavy Rainfall and Winds

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care using the roads as Met Eireann has issued a Weather Warning today Sunday 23rd October for heavy rain and gale force winds.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Road Users ‘Are You Ready For Winter?’

As winter is nearly upon us, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users today, Wednesday 19th October, to make sure they are ready for winter road conditions.

Friday, October 14, 2011

EU Night Without Accident, Saturday 15th October 2011

This Saturday, 15th October, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) will be holding the fifth ‘European Night Without Accident’ as part of ‘Irish Road Safety Week’.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Two Cork Students Win ‘Supreme Award’ for Road Safety

Two students from Bantry, Co. Cork have been awarded the ‘Supreme Award’ for Road Safety at this year’s Road Safety Authority (RSA) ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards’ which were held in Farmleigh, today Wednesday 12th October.

Monday, October 10, 2011

RSA Lecture Focuses on Behaviour of Young Drivers

The results of a survey presented today, Monday 10th October, at the Road Safety Authority (RSA) Annual Road Safety Lecture revealed that 1 in 5 male drivers aged under 25 reported having raced another driver on a public road at some point in the past.

Friday, October 07, 2011

New Campaign Launched to Tackle Driving While Stoned

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has launched a new campaign today Friday 7th October 2011, which is aimed at raising awareness of the dangers and possible consequences of driving under the influence of cannabis, the most commonly used illegal drug.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Statement Regarding Tyre Safety Demo Aired on RTE TV News

The RSA recently participated in an event organised by the Irish Tyres Industry Association (ITIA) to demonstrate the stopping distances of vehicles with safe and un-safe tyres.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

RSA and ITIA launch ‘National Tyre Safety Day'

Wednesday 5th October: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) today launched a campaign to improve awareness among drivers of the need to maintain their tyres, particularly as winter approaches.

Monday, October 03, 2011

RSA Expresses Concern Over Unofficial Driving Test And Theory Test Websites

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is today, Monday 3rd October 2011, asking anyone booking a driving test online to do so only on the RSA’s official driving test website www.rsa.ie .



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