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Seatbelt use on decline among drivers and front seat passengers according to RSA research

18.06.2024

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is urging drivers and passengers to always wear a seat belt on every journey. The call comes as research from the RSA found that seatbelt wearing rates decreased among drivers and front seat passengers between 2022 and 2023. This research was a manual observational study of seat belt wearing of […]

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Nurse received MBE for wartime role on sinking hospital ship

09.05.2024

Eileen Hourigan, who has died aged 93, was a nurse whose life-long vocation included an episode during the second World War during which she displayed great bravery and devotion to the welfare of others. Serving on a hospital ship that was torpedoed, Hourigan stayed on board saving patients as the vessel sank. As it upended […]

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One in 10 have driven after consuming alcohol in the last 12 months – according to new research by the RSA

25.01.2024

New research presented by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) shows that one in 10 Irish motorists have driven after consuming alcohol in the last 12 months. Of those who admitted consuming alcohol, the incidence was higher among male drivers (14%), those who drive for work (14%), and those with a history of collision involvement (24%). […]

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Yellow Weather Warnings for Storm Isha

19.01.2024

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads on Sunday 21 January and Monday 22 January as Met Éireann have issued Yellow Weather Warnings for Storm Isha where wet and windy weather is expected for Sunday where heavy rain will spread from the southwest and there will […]

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Road Deaths in 2023 Increase by 19%

02.01.2024

Provisional road traffic collision figures show that the number of road deaths in 2023 increased by 19% compared to 2022. A total of 184 people died in 173 fatal collisions in 2023 compared to 155 deaths in 149 collisions in 2022. This represents an increase of 29 deaths or a 19% rise in road deaths […]

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RSA Urges Adults Not to Gift E-Scooters, Scramblers or Quad Bikes

03.12.2023

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is urging adults not to purchase e-scooters, scramblers or quad bikes for any children this Christmas Following the passing of legislation earlier this year permitting their use, people will be allowed to drive e-scooters on Irish roads next year. However, under the regulations, children will not be allowed to use […]

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Road Safety Alert – Weather Warning for Ice

29.11.2023

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to prepare for cold weather conditions as Met Eireann have issued a yellow warning for cold temperatures and with icy patches for the following counties from Wednesday evening, 29 November: Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Laois, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, […]

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8% of drivers killed between 2018 and 2022 were driving for work

28.11.2023

RSA’s analysis* of road traffic collision data shows that between 2018 and 2022 8% of drivers killed and 12% of drivers seriously injured were driving for work. The RSA’s Driving for Work webinar gets underway today and hears from a number of experts on managing risks to employees who drive for work, including work-related fatigue, […]

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GenAI at Web Summit 2023

26.11.2023

I attended Web Summit in Lisbon this year – an annual conference that hosts some of the biggest names in tech. Google. Meta. Amazon. Except not this year. 2023 was a strange year for Web Summit. Shortly before the event, Web Summit’s founder and longstanding CEO, Paddy Cosgrave, posted on X (formerly Twitter) that “war […]

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Pedestrian Road Deaths for 2023 are Estimated to be Highest in 15 Years

03.11.2023

Minister Jack Chambers, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are urging road users to pay particular attention to pedestrians this October Bank Holiday Weekend, as a new analysis of road traffic collision data shows a steep rise in pedestrian fatalities over the past two years. The analysis from the RSA shows that […]

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