One in 10 have driven after consuming alcohol in the last 12 months – according to new research by the RSA


New research presented by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) shows that one in 10 Irish motorists have driven after consuming alcohol in the last 12 months. Of those who admitted consuming alcohol, the incidence was higher among male drivers (14%), those who drive for work (14%), and those with a history of collision involvement (24%). […]

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Road Deaths in 2023 Increase by 19%


Provisional road traffic collision figures show that the number of road deaths in 2023 increased by 19% compared to 2022. A total of 184 people died in 173 fatal collisions in 2023 compared to 155 deaths in 149 collisions in 2022. This represents an increase of 29 deaths or a 19% rise in road deaths […]

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RSA Urges Adults Not to Gift E-Scooters, Scramblers or Quad Bikes


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is urging adults not to purchase e-scooters, scramblers or quad bikes for any children this Christmas Following the passing of legislation earlier this year permitting their use, people will be allowed to drive e-scooters on Irish roads next year. However, under the regulations, children will not be allowed to use […]

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8% of drivers killed between 2018 and 2022 were driving for work


RSA’s analysis* of road traffic collision data shows that between 2018 and 2022 8% of drivers killed and 12% of drivers seriously injured were driving for work. The RSA’s Driving for Work webinar gets underway today and hears from a number of experts on managing risks to employees who drive for work, including work-related fatigue, […]

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Pedestrian Road Deaths for 2023 are Estimated to be Highest in 15 Years


Minister Jack Chambers, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are urging road users to pay particular attention to pedestrians this October Bank Holiday Weekend, as a new analysis of road traffic collision data shows a steep rise in pedestrian fatalities over the past two years. The analysis from the RSA shows that […]

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Road Safety Alert for ICE, Hailstones, and Snow


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to prepare for hazardous conditions on roads and footpaths as Met Eireann has issued a warning for low temperatures and ice. This will include low single figures by day and sharp or severe frosts and icy patches at night from Wednesday and into the weekend […]

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims to be commemorated on Sunday 20 November


24,814 killed and 86,703 seriously injured on Irish roads since recording began Remembrance ceremonies to take place nationwide Road users urged to use the day to reflect on road behaviour Global ‘World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’ will be marked this Sunday, 20 November in Ireland at commemorative events around the country to […]

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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 unaccompanied to double to €180. Fines for non-display of ‘L’ and ‘N’ plates to double to €120 Three new Fixed Charge Offences will be introduced in new year Tackling […]

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Minister Naughton to double fine for ignoring School Traffic Wardens


Tuesday, 23 August 2022: Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Ms. Hildegarde Naughton has announced that she intends to double the fine for failing to stop at a school warden sign. This will see the fine increase from €80 to €160. The announcement comes as the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána […]

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Road Safety Alert – High Temperature Advisory for Ireland


The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads as Met Eireann has issued a weather advisory for High Temperatures. Ireland will experience a hot spell developing from Wednesday and continuing through the rest of the week and the weekend. Daytime temperatures will widely reach the mid to […]

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