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Anyone living in Ireland with UK driving licence must exchange it for Irish licence before UK leaves EU

10.07.2019

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said, 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 […]

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Ireland receives EU road safety award for 2019

20.06.2019

Ireland named second safest European Union Member State in 2018 Ireland has today been named the winner of this year’s prestigious European Transport Safety Council Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) award. The annual award is presented to a European country that has demonstrated continued progress on road safety combined with a strategic approach to tackling […]

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Cannabis most common illegal drug detected in drivers in 2018

28.05.2019

Drug drivers target of June Bank Holiday road safety campaign Medical Bureau of Road Safety report 43% increase in number of drivers’ specimens submitted for analysis in first four months Gardaí report a 15% increase in DUI arrests (alcohol or drugs) in first four months 62 people have been killed or seriously injured in June […]

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Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings for Storm Hannah

25.04.2019

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads as Met Éireann have issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds. An Orange weather warning is in place for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick from 4pm tomorrow (Friday) until 5am Saturday. Southerly winds, later veering north-westerly will […]

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More than 120,000 learner drivers have never taken test

24.04.2019

More than 120,000 learner permit holders who obtained their first licence between 1984 and 2016 have never taken a driving test, new figures show. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) said the 125,860 learner permits issued between 2016 and 1984 remain active, meaning they are being renewed every year. Under the current rules a driver can […]

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Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings for Storm Gareth

11.03.2019

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads as Met Éireann have issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds. An Orange weather warning is in place for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo from 12pm tomorrow (Tuesday) until 9am Wednesday. Westerly winds will reach mean speeds […]

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Road Safety Alert –Yellow Weather Warnings for Snow and Ice

30.01.2019

Wednesday 30 January 2019. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care when using the roads for the remainder of the week following Met Eireann issuing a yellow weather warning nationwide. The weather will be very cold for the rest of the week with showers of hail, sleet and […]

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2018 Another Record Low for Road Fatalities 4% drop in road deaths in 2018 compared to 2017

05.01.2019

Provisional road collision statistics for 2018 show Ireland continued to improve its road safety performance by recording a 4% drop in road deaths, making it the safest year since road deaths were first recorded in 1959. Up to 3pm on the 31 December 2018 a total of 149 people lost their lives on Ireland’s roads […]

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Drivers who install dash cams will now get insurance discount

14.11.2018

Motorists who are prepared to use a dash cam in their car will be given a discount on their insurance. The move by Axa is part of a plan to cut down on fraudulent injury claims. It comes after plans by the Garda to target uninsured drivers were welcomed by the Road Safety Authority. Axa […]

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National Slow Down Day 2018: Gardai to conduct crackdown on speeding motorists over 24 hours

16.10.2018

There were 157 road deaths in 2017, the lowest on record, gardai said – but added that it ‘is still 157 road deaths too many’ Gardai will conduct a special crackdown on speeding motorists as part of National Slow Down Day this week. The 24-hour road safety initiative will take place from 7am on Friday, […]

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