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Samhain

28 Samhain 2011

COCA-COLA’S Annual Designated Driver Campaign To Go Live In1000 Licenced Trade Premises Across Ireland From November 28

Television and radio broadcaster Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin spread truckloads of festive cheers when she launched Coca-Cola’s Designated Driver campaign today in a winter wonderland setting straight out of the classic Coca-Cola Christmas commercial.

28 Samhain 2011

Half of Motorists Surveyed Putting Lives at Risk By Stopping on Motorway To Call or Text

AA Ireland and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are today Monday 28th November reminding all road-users not to stop or walk on a motorway, unless it is an emergency.

25 Samhain 2011

Give the Gift of Safety this Christmas

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is today asking people to consider giving their loved ones something to keep them safe on the roads this Christmas, for example, driving lessons, a bicycle helmet, voucher towards the purchase of a child car seat, high visibility material or a car safety kit.

22 Samhain 2011

Launch of Online Road Safety Film 'Loaded Weapon'

Dublin, 22 November 2011: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Setanta Insurance Services Limited have launched a new road safety online short film called ‘Loaded Weapon’ on YouTube, which uses the metaphor of a loaded gun to illustrate the often reckless and irresponsible behaviour of young drivers. The film has already been viewed on YouTube almost 24,000 times.

21 Samhain 2011

Launch Of Online Application System For Digital Tachograph Driver Cards

The online system will allow drivers to apply quickly and easily for a digital tachograph driver card.

17 Samhain 2011

Day Of Remembrance for Road Collision Victims

A total of 23,057 people have died on Irish roads to date (17 November 2011) since records began in 1959.

16 Samhain 2011

Road Safety Alert – Heavy Rainfall

Met Eireann has issued a Weather Warning today Wednesday 16th November for heavy rain in West Munster and West Connacht.

9 Samhain 2011

Launch of Winter Ready Campaign

Mr. Alan Shatter T.D., Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D., Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport launched a 'Winter-Ready' Information Campaign on 9th November 2011 at the National Emergency Coordination Centre.

4 Samhain 2011

HGV and Class VI mirrors

The Road Safety Authority is today, Friday 4th November announcing that all HGV’s with a DGVW (Design Gross Vehicle Weight) exceeding 7500kg, regardless of age must be fitted with Cyclops mirrors as of the 1st October 2012.

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