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Thursday, October 27, 2016


With the clocks going back this weekend, heralding darker days, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have today urged road-users to ensure they can be clearly seen when out on the roads.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Statement Regarding RTE Radio 1 Liveline Discussion in relation to Driver Fatigue

The advice regarding caffeine and its use in combating driver fatigue is being provided on the basis of the expert input of Professor Jim Horne, Head of the Sleep Research Laboratory at Loughborough University in the UK. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ssehs/research/behavioural-medicine/sleep/people.html

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Over 40,000 Children Taking Part in National ‘Beep Beep Day’

Over 40,000 children in 1500 pre-schools, crèches and Montessoris will take part in National ‘Beep Beep Day’ tomorrow (Friday 7 October). ‘Beep Beep Day’, a road safety awareness day for children organised by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), is one of the many events taking place during Irish Road Safety Week which runs until Sunday 9 October. This year, Irish Road Safety Week is focusing on motorcycle safety, driving for work, child safety and vulnerable road-user safety.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Road-users urged to avail of free tyre checks on National ‘Tyre Safety Day’

Ahead of National ‘Tyre Safety Day’ which is taking place tomorrow Wednesday 5 October, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) are reminding road-users to check their tyres regularly in order to ensure they are roadworthy. Free tyre safety checks will be available at participating ITIA garages on ‘Tyre Safety Day’ tomorrow and throughout the week. This is just one of the road safety initiatives taking place nationwide for ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ which will run until Sunday 9 October.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Road Safety Alert – Yellow & Orange Weather Warning Issued for Heavy Rain

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extreme care when using the roads tonight and tomorrow (3 & 4 October) following a yellow weather warning from Met Eireann for heavy rain. It is likely to lead to accumulations of 30 to 50 mm of rain tonight with up to 70 mm forecast for Tuesday in parts of Galway, Mayo, Clare and Cork. An orange weather warning has also been issued for Kerry with between 60 - 100 mm expected between tonight and tomorrow.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Alcohol a Factor in 29% of Fatal Motorcycle Collisions Between 2008 and 2012

The fourth landmark Pre-Crash Report from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has revealed that almost a third of motorcyclists involved in fatal collisions between 2008 and 2012 had consumed alcohol. The findings of the report were presented at the RSA Annual Academic Lecture today, the first event of Irish Road Safety Week which runs until Sunday 9 October.



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