2011 News

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March

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Essential Driver Training To Protect Learner Drivers To Be Introduced on 4th April

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has announced today Thursday 31st March 2011, that the new Essential Driver Training (EDT) programme, which requires learner drivers to take compulsory driving lessons for category B vehicles (cars and light vans), will be introduced on Monday 4th April.

Friday, March 25, 2011

RSA Launches Campaign To Promote Cycle Safety

On Monday 28th March, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) will launch a national radio advertising campaign to raise awareness of road safety among cyclists. The advert, which aims to educate cyclists on how to stay safe on the roads, will be broadcast on all national and regional radio stations over the next two weeks.

Monday, March 21, 2011

RSA Rewards Schoolchildren’s Commitment To Road Safety

In one of the most important road safety events of the year, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) today Monday 21 March rewarded schoolchildren from ten schools nationwide for their efforts in making the roads safer for road-users across Ireland.

Friday, March 18, 2011

RSA Expresses Serious Concerns About The Number of Badly Maintained Lights on Vehicles

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has expressed serious concern about the number of badly maintained lights on vehicles and is urging road-users to ensure that the lights on their vehicle are working properly.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

RSA and Gardaí Issue Joint Road Safety Appeal as Road Deaths Rise

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have announced a major road safety blitz in the run up to the high risk St. Patrick’s Day period as the latest road collision statistics show there have been 15 more road deaths to date in 2011 compared to last year.

Monday, March 14, 2011

RSA Launches Consultation on Retro-Fitting of Front Blind Spot Mirrors on Trucks

Providing the driver of a HGV with a clear view of blind spots around their vehicle is of vital importance in ensuring the safety of pedestrians and cyclists who are in close proximity to the vehicle.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

RSA and Motorsport Ireland Team Up Promote “Keep the Race in its Place” At Mayo Rally

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Motorsport Ireland, organisers of the Mayo Rally event which is being staged on Sunday 13th March 2011, have issued a joint safety message to fans attending the sporting event to “Keep the Race in its Place”.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Motorcycle Deaths Cause for Concern, says RSA

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has, today Friday 4th March 2011, appealed to motorcyclists to take extra care on the roads as casualty figures show that six motorcyclists have died on the nation’s roads to date in 2011.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Road Safety Alert - Warning of Dense Fog

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is warning road users today Thursday, 3rd March 2011 of the dangers posed by fog.

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