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  • Road Safety Alert – Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings Issued for Storm Jorge

    Feb 28, 2020, 19:29 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the next few days and the weekend as Met Eireann has issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds and heavy rain.
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  • RSA welcomes Portuguese delegation to share best practice in road safety

    Feb 28, 2020, 19:23 PM by John Paul Guiheen
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  • Update - Road Safety Alert – Red Weather Warning Issued for Storm Jorge for counties Galway and Clare

    Feb 28, 2020, 19:19 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    Met Eireann has issued a status red warning for very severe winds associated with storm Jorge on Saturday for counties Clare And Galway. Road users are being advised not to make any non-essential journeys in the affected areas during the storm window from 1pm -4pm Saturday the 29 February.
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  • Global Conference on Road Safety Discusses Road Safety as a Challenge of Sustainability for Urban Areas

    Feb 20, 2020, 19:35 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    The Third Ministerial Global Conference on road safety has highlighted the need for the inclusion of road safety when developing plans to achieve greater sustainability, in terms of transportation and quality of life in urban areas.
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  • Safety Camera Expansion 10th February 2020

    Feb 10, 2020, 19:44 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    Since 2010, An Garda Síochána has contributed to making our roads safer through the use of safety cameras, using a service provider ‘GoSafe’ to operate them on its behalf. The primary purpose of safety cameras is to reduce speed related collisions, lessen injuries and save lives.
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  • Road Safety Alert – Yellow Weather Warning for Snow / Ice

    Feb 9, 2020, 19:54 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to prepare for cold weather conditions as Met Eireann have issued a Yellow Weather Warning for Snow and Ice for Monday and Tuesday.
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  • Road Safety Alert – Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings Issued for Storm Ciara

    Feb 7, 2020, 19:59 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the weekend as Met Eireann has issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds and heavy rain.
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  • NCTS update Re: Vehicle Inspection Lifts

    Feb 5, 2020, 20:04 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    NCTS can confirm that underbody vehicle inspections will recommence in an additional eight centres around the country in the coming week. This follows the delivery and planned installation of new vehicle lifts.
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  • NCTS update Re: Vehicle Inspection Lifts

    Jan 31, 2020, 18:12 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    NCTS are urging all customers to continue to book and turn up for their NCT as normal. The test will be completed with the omission of the underbody inspection, which will be conducted at a later date when the lifts are returned fully to use. NCTS can confirm that a small number of lift inspections have recommenced on a restricted basis.
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  • NCTS further update Re: Vehicle Inspection Lifts

    Jan 31, 2020, 18:02 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    NCTS can confirm that we have now recommenced underbody inspections in a small number of centres nationwide.
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  • Statement re NCT

    Jan 30, 2020, 18:15 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    Since the issue of the scissors lift in NCTS Centres has come to light the Road Safety Authority has been working with Applus and engaging with other relevant stakeholders to ensure that they are appraised of the issue and to establish the extent of the problem and possible resolutions. This also includes engagement with An Garda Síochána.
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  • Statement Issued By National Car Test Service (NCT).

    Jan 29, 2020, 18:17 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    NCTS have made the decision to temporarily discontinue the use of vehicle inspection scissor lifts across the NCTS network of 47 centres with immediate effect until a full condition survey of all lifts is completed.
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  • Road Safety Alert – Storm Brendan Brings Orange Weather Warnings

    Jan 12, 2020, 18:37 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads tomorrow (Monday 13 January) as Met Eireann has issued Orange weather warnings for strong winds and risk of coastal flooding for most of the country due to storm Brendan.
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  • A Statement from Ms. Liz O’Donnell, Chairperson, Road Safety Authority

    Jan 6, 2020, 18:40 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    On behalf of the Board of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) I wish to confirm that Ms. Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive has decided to move on to take up a new role as Chief Executive with Insurance Ireland and will be leaving the RSA at the end of March 2020.
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  • 4% Rise in Road Deaths Recorded in 2019

    Jan 1, 2020, 18:57 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    Provisional road collision statistics for 2019 show deaths resulting from road traffic collisions have increased. A total of 148* people lost their lives in 2019, compared to 142 in 2018, a 4% rise. 2018 was the safest recorded year on Irish roads.
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  • Do you know a ‘Leading Light’ in your community?

    Aug 19, 2019, 11:08 AM by John Paul Guiheen
    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) are today calling for nominations in the annual ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ awards. The RSA is asking communities all over Ireland to nominate their ‘Leading Light’ in road safety – a group or individual who campaigns, educates and is committed to improving road safety in their community.
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  • Road Safety Authority urges Leaving Certificate students to celebrate safely

    Aug 13, 2019, 11:02 AM by John Paul Guiheen
    With almost 60,000 students receiving their Leaving Certificate results today, the highest number in 15 years, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) would like to remind all recipients to celebrate safely and responsibly.
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  • The Road Safety Authority, Gaelic Players Association and Women’s Gaelic Players Association launch road safety partnership

    Aug 9, 2019, 14:46 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    The Road Safety Authority (RSA), Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Women's Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) today announced a three-year collaboration to promote road safety awareness. Initially focusing on reducing the incidences of two killer behaviours on Irish roads – using a mobile phone while driving and driver fatigue, together the three organisations hope to help drive behavioural change amongst a younger cohort of road users.
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  • Review of 2019 - Fears that Progress on Road Safety Has Stalled

    Aug 1, 2019, 14:42 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have today Thursday 1 August 2019, published a provisional review of progress in road safety up to July 28, 2019*. The review shows that from 1 January to 28 July 2019, 89 people died on Irish roads in 80 collisions. This represents 3% more collisions and 7% more deaths compared to provisional Garda data for the same period in 2018.
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  • Anyone living in Ireland with UK driving licence must exchange it for Irish licence before UK leaves EU

    Jul 4, 2019, 14:26 PM by John Paul Guiheen
    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said, today 4 July 2019, that anyone living in Ireland who holds a UK (including Northern Ireland) driving licence must exchange it for an Irish driving licence, before the 31 October 2019, in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. If there is a no-deal Brexit, then after this date, if you are living in Ireland, your UK driving licence will no longer be valid to drive here.
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