Archive for the ‘Ireland’ Category

  • Motorists get crashed car warning

    on Aug 12, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Motorists get crashed car warning

    Irish motorists have been warned that potentially dangerous cars that have been crashed or written off are being imported into Ireland every year. A survey conducted by Motorcheck.ie found that nearly one in 10 cars imported from the UK last year had crash and damage histories. Some had been crashed and/or written off several times, it says. It also found some had been so badly damaged that, under UK laws, they should have been totally scrapped and none of their parts ever re-used.  

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  • Young drivers urged to carry out vehicle safety checks

    on Aug 11, 13 • in Ireland, Top Tips • with Comments Off on Young drivers urged to carry out vehicle safety checks

    Young drivers are being urged to learn how to carry out basic vehicle safety checks in order to avoid breakdowns and drive safely on the country’s roads

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  • Mayo Leaving Certs urged to drive safely

    on Aug 11, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Mayo Leaving Certs urged to drive safely

    Mayo students receiving their Leaving Certificate results are also being asked to sign a pledge to drive safely

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  • Noel Brett resigns as RSA chief

    on Aug 8, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Noel Brett resigns as RSA chief

    Noel Brett, Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) tendered his resignation and will be leaving the RSA at the end of October

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  • Voice activated technology causes road safety risk

    on Aug 8, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Voice activated technology causes road safety risk

    In-car voice activated technology, which allow the driver to keep their hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road, actually pose a road safety risk

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  • Ireland a European Road Safety Champion

    on Aug 7, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Ireland a European Road Safety Champion

    “The improvements in Irish road safety show that it should be recognised as a road safety champion in the EU,” said Antonio Avenoso, the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) Executive Director at the Road Safety PIN Talk organised in Dublin, in cooperation with the Road Safety Authority, and under the auspices of the Irish Presidency of the

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  • Irish motorists fear having driving accident abroad

    on Aug 7, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on Irish motorists fear having driving accident abroad

    A recent research study, commissioned by Aviva Car Insurance found that Irish males and females differ significantly both in their driving behaviour and in their opinions of who is best behind the wheel while driving on foreign soil

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  • RSA warns on unofficial websites

    on Aug 7, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on RSA warns on unofficial websites

    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is renewing its warning to anyone booking a driving test online to do so only on the RSA’s official driving test website www.rsa.ie . And anyone booking a driver theory test online to do so on the official theory test website, www.theorytest.ie The reminder comes as certain websites in the UK continue to offer to book a theory test and driving test, for a charge in excess of the price charged on the RSA’s official sites

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  • RSA issues Driver fatigue warning

    on Jul 31, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on RSA issues Driver fatigue warning

    New survey findings released by the Road Safety Authority  show that almost two thirds of drivers (60%) attempt to fight tiredness while driving through ineffective means such as opening windows, singing or talking to themselves and turning on the radio

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  • New road safety bill published

    on Jun 30, 13 • in Ireland • with Comments Off on New road safety bill published

    Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has published the Road Traffic Bill 2013 following its sign-off by Cabinet

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