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December

Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Sees Worrying 15% Rise in Road Deaths

Provisional road collision statistics for 2016, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), which are based on preliminary crash investigations by An Garda Síochána, show that there has been a 15% increase in road traffic related fatalities in 2016 compared to 2015.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Gardai and the RSA renew their appeal for drivers to be responsible and make the New Year festivities as safe as possible

As we head into the New Year, An Garda Síochána and the RSA are renewing their appeal to drivers to be responsible in relation to drinking and driving.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Road Safety Alert – Orange Weather Warning for Storm Barbara

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads tomorrow, Friday 23rd December, as Met Éireann have issued an Orange wind warning for coastal regions with Donegal, Mayo and Galway expected to be worst affected with gusts of up to 120 km/h expected. There is also a yellow wind warning in place for the rest of the country with gusts of indicating gusts of up to 90-110km/h forecast.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Road Traffic Bill 2016 passes

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD today welcomed the passing of the Road Traffic Bill 2016 by the Oireachtas. The Bill contains a series of reforms dealing with drug driving; written off vehicles; mutual recognition of driver disqualifications between Ireland and the UK; uninsured drivers; and a new optional 20km/h speed limit in built-up areas among other measures.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ on the Shortest Day of the Year

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and ESB Networks today launched their annual ‘National Be Safe Be Seen Day’ which will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 21 December, the shortest and darkest day of the year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Safety Programme Aimed at Rehabilitating Dangerous Drivers Wins Top Honours at RSA Road Safety Awards

A Donegal-based road safety programme aimed at rehabilitating dangerous drivers has won the National Supreme Award at this year’s Road Safety Authority (RSA) ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

New Road Safety Ad Focuses On Devastation Caused By Drink-Driving

“My body was completely broken, but I didn’t realise I would never see him again." These are the words of Gillian Treacy, mother of four year old Ciarán who was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver in April 2014.

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