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  • New penalties for texting while driving

    on Apr 30, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on New penalties for texting while driving

    Motorists convicted of sending a text message or email while driving will face tough new penalties and a compulsory court appearance under new laws that come into force on Thursday, May

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  • Ford show risks of Drink Driving

    on Mar 31, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Ford show risks of Drink Driving

    Ford has developed a “Drink Driving Suit”, that impairs visibility, co-ordination and balance at a time when more than half of young drivers in Europe report either driving while drunk or have seen friends drink and drive

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  • Road safety conference highlights dangers of driver distraction

    on Mar 20, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Road safety conference highlights dangers of driver distraction

    A new qualitative study on driver distraction, conducted by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), has revealed that mobile phones and children are the biggest distractions to a driver. The results of the study were presented at the RSA’s Annual International Road Safety Conference which took place at Dublin Castle today, Thursday 20 March 2014 and focused on the issue of Driver Distraction

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  • 20 per cent of fatalities not wearing seat belt – RSA

    on Mar 13, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on 20 per cent of fatalities not wearing seat belt – RSA

    An analysis of road fatality statistics has revealed that almost one in five vehicle occupants killed in 2013 were not wearing their seatbelt at the time of the collision, meaning that as many as 21 lives could potentially have been saved if they had been wearing their seatbelt. 

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  • Seatbelt enforcement checks to take place across Europe

    on Mar 10, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Seatbelt enforcement checks to take place across Europe

    Police officers will be warning drivers they are risking their lives by not wearing seatbelts at roadside checks across Europe this week

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  • Steer away from your bad driving habits this Lent 



    on Mar 5, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Steer away from your bad driving habits this Lent 



    Road safety professionals are appealing for people observing Lent to give up one more thing – bad driving

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  • What you really think about your partner’s driving

    on Feb 17, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on What you really think about your partner’s driving

    Men who won’t stop and ask for directions, women who can’t park to save their lives, sound familiar?! As thousands of couples prepare to drive away for a romantic Valentine’s weekend, a survey by motoring solutions specialist easytrip has confirmed (and confounded) a few clichés about how we rate our partners’ driving abilities

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  • Survey points out dangers of texting while driving

    on Feb 3, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Survey points out dangers of texting while driving

    Sending or reading mobile phone texts has been identified as the most common dangerously distracting activity for drivers on Ireland’s roads.  In a survey of Irish drivers carried out by Continental Tyres, mobile phone texting was cited by just over 10 percent of drivers as the number one activity that has caused the most ‘near misses’ on the road.


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  • Blueprint for dealing with road rage

    on Jan 30, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Blueprint for dealing with road rage

    It comes in the wake of survey results, which showed that almost 40 per cent of Irish drivers admitted getting angry behind the wheel on a weekly basis

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  • Are you Ireland’s Safest Young Driver?

    on Jan 23, 14 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Are you Ireland’s Safest Young Driver?

    Ireland’s young drivers are being urged to sign up to take part in a major road safety challenge which could earn one of them the title of ‘Ireland’s Safest Young Driver’ and the chance to drive free for a year

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