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Road Safety Archive

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

4 in 10 motorists using “dangerous” or “very dangerous” tyres

Almost 40 per cent of cars in the UK are running on at least one tyre that is “dangerously” or “very dangerously” under-inflated. In addition to the serious safety issue that is, Irish used car buyers need to add this to their checklist. The figures come after Michelin and Kwik Fit inspected more than 500

2017 sees Record Low of Road Fatalities

Provisional road collision statistics for 2017, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) following an analysis of fatal collision reports supplied by An Garda Síochána, show that there has been a 15 per cent drop in road deaths in 2017 compared to 2016. Up to the 31 December 2017 a total of 158 people lost

Public encouraged to Be Safe and Seen on shortest day

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and ESB Networks are urging the public to be “Be Safe Be Seen on the shortest and darkest day of the year. ‘National Be Safe, Be Seen Day’ aims to remind people of the importance of wearing high visibility material when out walking, cycling or motorcycling and encourages the public

Continental shows cutting edge technologies at Vision Zero Live event

Continental, the leading tyre and automotive technology group, brought its Vision Zero Live event to Mondello Race Circuit in Co. Kildare recently. Over three days, general consumers, staff from tyre retailers and managers of large company fleets had the opportunity to participate in a range of ‘hands on the wheel’ demonstrations of the company’s latest

RSA launches website in support of new drink driving bill

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has today Friday 6 October, launched a website, to provide factual information on drink driving in Ireland and to dispel the many myths and misinformation in relation to the problem of drink driving in Ireland. The new site, www.drinkdriversdestroylives.ie, is being launched to support the proposed change to strengthen drink driving

Irish drivers who drive own cars for work not undertaking vehicle maintenance

Research has found that many business travellers across Ireland who drive their own cars for work, the so-called ‘grey fleet’, do not always carry out basic safety checks on their vehicles. This, and a range of other findings from the survey, should be of key concern to employers as there are legal responsibilities on employers

Get your tyres checked on Tyre Safety Day

Motorists are being urged to get their tyres checked, as part of Road Safety Week, which runs until Sunday.