Archive for the ‘Ireland’ Category

  • Focus on driver fatigue

    on Jul 31, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Focus on driver fatigue

    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are calling on drivers to be extra cautious on the roads and in particular, to recognise the symptoms of driver fatigue and to take appropriate action

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  • Penalty point increases on the way

    on Jul 31, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Penalty point increases on the way

    A number of new of penalty point offences come into effect on Friday, August 1. Penalty points for speeding, holding a mobile phone while driving and not wearing a seat belt or not using child restraints will increase from two points to three, provided the fixed charge is paid within the stipulated period. For those who do not pay the fixed charge and are subsequently convicted in Court, the points will increase from four to five

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  • Motorists get dashboard dining warning

    on Jun 12, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Motorists get dashboard dining warning

    It’s a fact. Eating or drinking while driving is nearly as dangerous as using a mobile device – whether handheld or hands-free – and greatly increases a driver’s risk of being in or causing a collision. This is according to new data released by Lytx Europe Ltd., a global leader in delivering driver safety and compliance solutions for commercial fleets. 

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  • Motorists urged to switch to summer tyres

    on Jun 11, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Motorists urged to switch to summer tyres

    Tyre manufacturer, Bridgestone is advising motorists across Europe that are still driving on winter tyres to make the switch summer pattens

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  • Motorists urged to slow down

    on May 27, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Motorists urged to slow down

    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have appealed to drivers, ahead of the June Bank Holiday weekend to reduce their speed by taking part in a national ‘Slow Down” day , which will take place for a 24 hour period, from 7am on Friday 30th – 7am Saturday 31st  May

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  • Motorists may be compromising safety

    on May 12, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Motorists may be compromising safety

    Irish motorists may be compromising their safety as a result of reduced car maintenance.  A recent survey carried out by Bridgestone Ireland and its retail arm, First Stop, has indicated that motorists may have reduced their spend on car maintenance

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  • RSA raises concerns over child fatalities  

    on May 9, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on RSA raises concerns over child fatalities  

     The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have used the occasion of European Road Safety Day to raise their concerns over the alarming rise in child fatalities to date in

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  • Motorcycle deaths spark road safety appeal

    on May 1, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Motorcycle deaths spark road safety appeal

    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are urging motorcyclists, scooter and moped users to bike safely on the roads this summer following an almost 70% rise in motorcycle rider fatalities (up from 16 to 27) in 2013. To date, 2 motorcyclists have died on Irish roads in 2014.   The appeal is being made ahead of the May Bank Holiday Weekend as both the RSA, and An Garda Síochána are extremely concerned that the high casualty rate among motorcyclists could be repeated this summer. There were almost as many motorcyclists as pedestrians killed

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  • Motorists urged to take action to avoid distraction

    on Apr 30, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Motorists urged to take action to avoid distraction

    Motorists are being advised to “Take Action, Avoid the Distraction” ahead of the May Bank Holiday weekend, at a time when almost half of motorists (46%) admit to engaging in distracting activities when driving

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  • RSA issues poster reminder

    on Apr 30, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on RSA issues poster reminder

    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is reminding political parties and their campaign workers of the need to take care when positioning campaign posters in the lead up to the Local and European elections

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