RSA

Temporary derogation from driving and resting time rules due to driver shortage caused by the COVID-19 Omicron variant

14.01.2022

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Department of Transport have agreed to allow a temporary and urgent derogation in respect of certain provisions of the EU driving and resting time rules. The proposed derogation will apply to all operators and drivers subject to the EU driver’s hours and tachograph rules engaged in the carriage […]

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2021 Records Lowest Number of Road Fatalities Since Recording Began in 1959

01.01.2022

9% drop in road deaths in 2021 compared to 2020 18 pedestrian deaths in 2021 the lowest figure since records began Males accounted for almost three quarters of all deaths in 2021 Tragic end to 2021 a reminder of just how fragile life is on the road   Provisional road collision statistics show that the […]

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Weather Warning for Hail Showers

30.11.2021

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising drivers to be aware of the dangers posed by hailstones. The advice comes as Met Eireann has forecast wintery showers of hail over the coming days and into the weekend. Hail is a common but unpredictable occurrence in Ireland and can lead to slippery and dangerous driving conditions. […]

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Coca-Cola brings some ‘Real Magic’ to Designated Drivers this Christmas season

16.11.2021

Coca-Cola HBC is proud to announce the return of its Designated Driver initiative, the annual Christmas campaign that rewards those who stay sober on nights out to ensure their friends and family members get home safely. Minister of State at the Department of Transport Hildegarde Naughton, TD, today launched the road-safety campaign, together with ambassador […]

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24 hour National ‘Slow Down’ Enforcement Operation 21 and 22 October 2021

21.10.2021

Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána urge motorists to reduce their speed Drivers speeding on rural roads to be targeted as 4 out of 5 fatalities occurred on rural roads in 2021 Road users urged to take extra care over October Bank Holiday as clocks go back 64 people have been killed or seriously […]

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Minister Naughton Announces Further Extension to Driving Licences

02.07.2021

Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton T.D. has announced, details of an extension to the expiry dates of driving licences that have not benefited from a previous extension. The move comes as the EU and national Governments take steps in response to the disruption caused by Covid-19 to driver licensing services across the EU. The extension […]

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Changes to NCT Service

21.06.2021

Introduction of On-Board Diagnostics (OBD), Testing New NCT Manual Escalation of Defects to Fail Dangerous where a combination of deficiencies is recorded From 21 June 2021, several changes to the National Car Test will come into effect. These changes will see Ireland be amongst the first EU Member States to commence the use of On-Board […]

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Re-opening of in-person driver theory test centres

29.05.2021

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton TD have welcomed the gradual re-opening of in-person driver theory test centres after the 7th of June. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) will re-open its full network of 40 test centres with capacity being permitted at 25,000 driver theory tests per month. There […]

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Essential Driver Training (EDT) to recommence for Essential Workers from 10 May

07.05.2021

– Motorcycle Initial Basic Training (IBT) to recommence on 10 May – RSA will reopen its EDT Online Portal, on 10 May to allow Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) upload customer training sessions The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has today Friday 7 May confirmed that following the recent decision by government on the gradual reopening of road safety […]

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Weather Warning for Hail Showers

07.04.2021

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising drivers to be aware of the dangers posed by hailstones. The advice comes as Met Eireann has forecast wintery showers of hail are expected this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hail is a common but unpredictable occurrence in Ireland and can lead to slippery and dangerous driving conditions. […]

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