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Road Safety Archive

Forecast for hottest week of the year brings driving dangers – AA Ireland

Motorists are being advised of inherent driving dangers during the current heatwave Although a week of sunshine is most definitely welcomed, the change in weather can pose extra challenges for motorists. Behind the wheel of a car you are never more than a careless moment away from danger, so staying focussed on your driving on

Broad road safety coalition commits to work towards zero traffic fatalities

Major players in the European mobility sector signed a road safety pledge to contribute to achieving zero traffic fatalities by 2050. The coalition includes the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), the association of national motoring organisations (FIA Region I), with strong support from the Dutch Bicycle and Automotive Industry

European Commission’s third Mobility Package targets 50 per cent less road deaths

Developments in the safety of Irish roads took a huge leap forward last Thursday, with a landmark EU proposal to mandate the fitting of lifesaving technologies, including Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) and Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), in all new cars. And the vast majority of drivers agree that all new cars should be fitted with the latest lifesaving safety

Auto industry supports EC’s vehicle safety measures

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) represents the 15 major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus manufacturers. Last week, it welcomed the new European Commission proposal to further improve vehicle safety, while stressing that some proposed measures will require further review to ensure a focus on the most effective solutions with the strongest positive outcome.

Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks share live vehicle data to improve traffic safety

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, and leading truck maker Volvo Trucks will share real-time data to expand coverage of the companies’ connected safety technology, a cloud-based system that allows vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of nearby hazards. This is the first instance of Volvo Cars sharing safety-related data with another

Motorists urged to give cyclists the space to ride safe

Drivers are being asked to slow down and keep a safe distance when overtaking cyclists on both urban and rural roads. This call comes following serious concerns over the number of cyclists killed on Irish roads this year. To date in 2018, a total of 6 cyclists have died compared to 4 cyclist deaths up

European Commission publishes road safety guide

The European Commission has published the “ Safer roads for all: the EU good practices Guide”. The Guide has been realized by the DG Mobility and Transport and it contains a foreword edited by the EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc. The Guide represents an attempt to review all the European activities in the field of Road

RSA will adopt pragmatic approach to driving and rest time rules

In light of the recent weather warnings and the potential impact on Heavy Good Vehicles (HGV) operations, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) says it will adopt a pragmatic approach when reviewing drivers hours compliance with driving and resting time periods during the course of roadside inspection and at premises inspections. During inspections, the history of

Road Safety Alert –Yellow Weather Warning for Snow

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care when using the roads today and for much of Tuesday as Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning for snow. A yellow weather warning is in place for snow which may result in accumulations of up to 3cm, leading to

BMW i partners with An Garda Síochána in EV Pilot

BMW Group Ireland tells us that it is providing a BMW i3 to An Garda Síochána to pilot the practical implications of electric vehicles. The Governments energy efficiency targets challenge the public bector to reach verifiable energy-efficiency savings of 33 per cent by 2020. The vehicle, which sports the full Garda livery, is on display