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Road Safety Alert – High Temperature Advisory for Ireland

09.08.2022

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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Minister Naughton set to double fines for key road traffic offences

26.07.2022

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Ms. Hildegarde Naughton is set to introduce regulations that will double the fixed charges relating to key road safety offences including speeding, phone use and non-wearing of seatbelts. This will see the fine for speeding increase from €80 to €160 and the fine for using a mobile […]

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Minister Naughton Proposes Increase in Fines at High Level Meeting on Rise in Road Deaths

16.07.2022

Minister of State at the Department of Transport Hildegarde Naughton T.D, with special responsibility for road safety, chaired the quarterly meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Road Safety. The meeting brought together the two Departments (Transport and Justice) and the key organisations responsible for the Ireland’s Road Safety Strategy, including the Garda Síochána, the Road […]

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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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