Category Archives: Road Safety

RSA and local authorities remind landowners to cut hedgerows to prevent road safety hazards

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the County and City Management Association (CCMA) are calling on land-owners to cut their hedgerows before the March 1 deadline, to ensure they are not causing a potentially serious road safety hazard. Overgrown hedgerows … Continue reading

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Road Safety Alert for Ice, Hailstones, Freezing fog and Snow

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to prepare for hazardous conditions on roads and footpaths this week as Met Eireann has issued an advisory for cold weather that will bring sharp to severe frosts and icy … Continue reading

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Minister Naughton announces Round Two of the Safe Routes to School Programme

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, alongside the National Transport Authority and Santa Claus, today announced that 108 schools will be included in the Safe Routes to School Programme. The Safe Routes to School Programme … Continue reading

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New roadside drug testing system launched at Christmas and New Year road safety appeal

New drug driving testing system (Securetec® Drugwipe 6s) more portable, quicker and tests for more drugs Gardaí launch six week Christmas road safety enforcement campaign 86 fatalities and 765* serious injuries in Christmas / New Year period over last five … Continue reading

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Fines for 16 road safety offences to double from October 27

Minister Naughton Announces fines for 16 road safety offences to double from October 27 Fine for speeding to double to €160. Fines for non-wearing of seatbelts and mobile phone use to double to €120 Fines for Learner drivers found driving … Continue reading

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Road Safety Authority calls on public to sign up to European Road Safety Charter

Road Safety Authority calls on public to sign up to European Road Safety Charter Charter targets 50% reduction in road deaths and serious injuries by 2030 Announcement comes at start of Irish Road Safety Week 3 October 2022 – At a … Continue reading

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Campaign highlights impact of a Driving Disqualification on those planning a J1 Visa

New Campaign Highlights Impact of a Driving Disqualification on those Planning a J1 Visa Programme next summer RSA, USIT Travel and AGS target new and returning college students with drink and drug driving campaign Video campaign ramps up the FOMO … Continue reading

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Road Safety Officers welcome announcement to increase fines for ignoring school warden signals

There are currently over 400 School Wardens employed by local authorities across Ireland. Their role is to stop traffic in order to assist primary school children across a road safely. Yesterday, Tuesday 23rd August, Minister of State at the Department … Continue reading

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RSA, TII and An Garda Síochána launch motorway safety campaign

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and An Garda Síochána have launched a joint campaign aimed at reminding road users of the Rules of the Road when driving on Ireland’s motorway network. Drivers are being reminded to always drive … Continue reading

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