Archive for the ‘Ireland’ Category

  • Driven to distraction

    on Oct 21, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Driven to distraction

    Researchers have found children are 12 times more distracting to a driver than talking on a mobile phone while at the wheel

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  • New Directory of Approved Driving Instructors

    on Oct 17, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on New Directory of Approved Driving Instructors

    SafeDriving.ie, is set to introduce a new feature on the site – a Directory of Approved Driving Instructors – which is currently under construction. If you click on the following link you will see a number of “live” examples of Directory Listings, with more to follow in the coming weeks. Http://safedriving.ie/directory The Directory is searchable by town and county and in the cities by suburb, making it extremely easy to navigate. The Directory will be launched at the beginning of November and will be backed up with a Google Adwords campaign. The cost of a

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  • Motorists get sun glare warning

    on Oct 14, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Motorists get sun glare warning

    Driving into the sunset might sound romantic, but sometimes it’s the most beautiful things that can cause the most problems – and that’s particularly true when it comes to the stunning but low autumn sun. Countless collisions have occurred due to blind spots created by sun glare and the distance perception problems that are created. Driving directly against the sun can also block peripheral areas of vision and cause sudden moments of blindness as the sun peeks out from behind surrounding objects.


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  • RSA road safety awards

    on Oct 10, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on RSA road safety awards

    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is calling for entries to its annual ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards. Now in its sixth year, the awards recognise and honour the contribution made by people nationwide to reducing deaths and serious injuries on our roads. Details of how to enter the ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards are available on www.rsa.ie

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  • A road safety awareness day for children

    on Oct 8, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on A road safety awareness day for children

    Beep Beep Day, a road safety awareness day for children, with 20,254 children taking part in 1,473 pre-schools around the country takes place this Friday

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  • Free giveaways from the RSA

    on Oct 8, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Free giveaways from the RSA

    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is running a series of free giveaways on its Facebook and Twitter pages, including free bicycle lights throughout Irish Road Safety Week. For further information, visitwww.facebook.com/RSAIreland and www.twitter.com/RSAIreland. And for a chance to win free driving lessons, visit www.facebook.com/RSADrivingTest and www.twitter.com/RSADrivingTest.        

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  • RSA hosts Road Safety Lecture

    on Oct 7, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on RSA hosts Road Safety Lecture

    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has held its fourth Annual Academic Road Safety Lecture, marking the first day of ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ which runs until Sunday 13 October. The theme of the lecture was ‘Supporting Learner Drivers’ and was attended by over 150 Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) and road safety stakeholders

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  • Irish Road Safety Week gets underway

    on Oct 7, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Irish Road Safety Week gets underway

    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is urging people nationwide to get involved in the sixth annual ‘Irish Road Safety Week’, the national drive to save lives and prevent injury on Irish roads. This call comes as deaths on Irish roads have increased for the first time since 2005. This year, ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ will run from Monday 7 October to Sunday 13 October

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  • Gardai launch Casualty Reduction campaign

    on Oct 7, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Gardai launch Casualty Reduction campaign

    The implementation of the Casualty Reduction campaign over the past four years has yielded a significant reduction in serious injuries and fatalities. However, unfortunately, 2013 has seen an overall increase in road fatalities in the Dublin region, 14 to date, which is an increase of 6 on this time last year. The Casualty Reduction Implementation campaign for October and November is aimed at reducing deaths and serious injuries

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  • Driving for work risk management seminars

    on Oct 4, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Driving for work risk management seminars

    An Garda Síochána, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) will be running a series of free seminars that are designed to help employers put in place safe Driving for Work Risk Management practices

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