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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Reminder: temporary relaxation from certain provisions of EU driving and resting time rules due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic expires 31 May 2020

The temporary derogation from certain rules concerning the driving and resting times for drivers of commercial vehicles will, as previously advised, expire on 31 May. From 1 June 2020, operators and drivers must comply with the normal rules applicable to driving and resting times for drivers of commercial vehicles.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána Renew Road Safety Appeal As Deaths Rise 9% in 2020

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have renewed their appeal for road users to take extra care when using the roads, as provisional collision figures for 2020 show that there has been a 17% increase in the number of fatal crashes and a 9% increase in road deaths compared to last year. 60 people have been killed in 56 fatal collisions up to the 27 May 2020, compared to 55 deaths in 48 fatal collisions up to 27 May 2019.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

National “Slow Down” Day 22nd – 23rd May 2020

An Garda Síochána will conduct a national speed enforcement operation "Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, for a 24 hour period from 07.00hrs on Friday 22nd May to 07.00hrs on Saturday 23rd May 2020.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Statement from the Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, and the Road Safety Authority in relation to a phased resumption of Commercial Vehicle Testing.

The Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have confirmed that the Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing (CVRT) network will reopen from 18 May 2020 for vehicles with a test due date prior to 28 March 2020 (before the 3-month extension to commercial vehicle certificates of roadworthiness came into effect).

Monday, May 11, 2020

JOINT ROAD SAFETY APPEAL FROM IFA AND RSA AS SILAGE SEASON GETS UNDERWAY

With silage cutting season underway, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are making a joint appeal to drivers of farming machinery and vulnerable road users to share the road safely.

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