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New Roadside Drug Testing System Launched at Christmas and New Year Road Safety Appeal

A new preliminary roadside drug driving testing device, which can test for a greater range of drugs at the roadside was launched at the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An…

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Irish News

Success Of Electric ELVES Training Programme For The Safe Collection And Recycling Of Electric Vehicle Batteries

ELVES, Ireland’s End-of-Life Vehicle compliance scheme, has welcomed Minister Ossian Smyth, Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy to Plunket College, Dublin, to celebrate the success of…

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Irish News

Light Up Your Bike In Dublin Campaign

The four Dublin Local Authorities, An Garda Síochána, the Road Safety Authority, and the Dublin Cycling Campaign call on cyclists to ‘Light Up Your Bike’ during the darker commutes. Now that the clocks have…

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Health

Irish Coast Guard Mark 200 Years of Lifesaving Service

The Irish Coast Guard, which can trace its roots to 1822, is celebrating 200 years of lifesaving service. The milestone was marked at an event attended by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan…

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Irish News

Almost 1 in 4 Drivers Check Phone Notifications While Driving

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are once again appealing to drivers to not use their mobile phones while driving. The calls come following the publication of…

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Irish News

Operation ‘Twin Tracks’ to Better Prevent Anti-Social Behaviour on DART, Luas and Rail Routes

An Garda Síochána are to engage in a special operation, named Operation ‘Twin Tracks’, that will see them patrol the DART, Luas and eight inter-city rail routes to prevent and…

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Irish News

Learner and Novice Drivers Being Reminded of Lower Penalty Points Threshold

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are reminding learner and novice drivers that if they receive 7 penalty points in a 3-year period they face disqualification from…

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Irish News

Ireland’s 1st Mainline Motorway Average Speed Camera Safety System

Ireland’s 1st mainline motorway average speed camera safety system goes operational on the M7 motorway in Tipperary – between Junction 26 and Junction 27 – in both directions (eastbound and…

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Irish News

An Garda Síochána and RSA Launch Easter Bank Holiday Road Safety Appeal

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are issuing an urgent Easter road safety appeal to all road users to slow down, wear seatbelts, not to drive when…

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Irish News

Road Safety Appeal Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

One in four motorists (26%) admitted there were times when they may have been over the limit when driving the morning after a night out according to new attitudinal research released…

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Irish News

RSA and Local Authorities Remind Landowners to Cut Hedgerows to Prevent Road Safety Hazards

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the County and City Management Association (CCMA) are calling on all landowners to cut their hedgerows before March 1 to prevent causing a potential…

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Features

The Best Service Stations In Ireland

With the increase in staycations over the last 18 months, the beauty of home has become more apparent than ever. From road trips in the mountains to camping by the…

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Irish News

Temporary Derogation From Driving and Resting Time Rules Due to Driver Shortage

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…

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Christmas

Have A Greener, Calmer Christmas With Public Transport

Cork City Council, in association with Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann and An Garda Síochana, is encouraging members of the public to leave their cars at home and make use of public transport this Christmas…

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Irish News

SEAI Encourages Anyone Considering A New Car To ‘Go Electric’

SEAI is calling on motorists in the market for a new, or used, car to seriously consider to ‘go electric’ and make the change to an electric vehicle (EV). Private cars,…

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Christmas

Christmas and New Year Road Safety Campaign 2021

An Garda Síochána and The Road Safety Authority (RSA) have launched a road safety campaign and called on drivers to act responsibly and to not be tempted to drink and…

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Christmas

Be Winter Ready Campaign 2021/2022

The 2021/2022 ‘Be Winter Ready’ Campaign launched on 17 November 2021. This page provides a number of sources for up-to-date information on transport services and roads during severe weather. For…

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Education

Road Death – Let’s Start to Care

Road death doesn’t have a preferred age, gender, race, class or faith. It doesn’t care how fit you are, how happy you are, how clever you are or how popular…

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Irish News

The Gardaí Will Brighten Up Your Day

As we prepare to gain an extra hour’s sleep shortly, with the clocks going back at 2am on Sunday 31 October, the days are getting shorter as darkness falls earlier….

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Education

RSA Launches New Guidelines For Improving Road Safety Around Schools

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has published new guidelines for schools aimed at helping them improve road safety around their schools. The publication comes as pupils return to school for the start…

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Irish News

‘Lock It or Lose It’ Bike Theft Awareness Campaign

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in conjunction with An Garda Síochána, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of bike theft within the cycling community and encourages cyclists to purchase a…

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Culture

Quarter of drivers admit they may have been over the limit when driving the morning after

 1 in 10 drivers admit to drink driving in last 12 months– 1 in 4 of those who admitted to drink driving had 2 or more drinks getting behind the wheel– Alcohol…

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Irish News

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

Image: IrishNews.com – Motorcycle Initial Basic Training (IBT) to recommence today.– RSA will reopen its EDT Online Portal, today to allow Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) upload customer training sessions The Road Safety…

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Irish News

100,000 tickets issued by Gardaí through new technological development

Image: Twitter.com/emergencytimes Irish Gardaí have seen a monumental development in the technology sector as a new ‘Activity Mobility’ app allows Gardaí to check a vehicle’s tax, NCT status and history…

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