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  • New emergency services driving standard launched

    on Nov 18, 14 • in Latest News • with Comments Off on New emergency services driving standard launched

    The Road Safety Authority has launched the Emergency Services Driving Standard (ESDS), a new driving standard for emergency service drivers in Ireland. This standard is the first of its kind in Europe, and sees Ireland leading the way in setting standards for emergency service driving

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  • Insurer releases alarming facts about driver fatigue

    on Oct 9, 14 • in Latest News • with Comments Off on Insurer releases alarming facts about driver fatigue

    Don’t remember the last few kilometres you drove? Missed an exit off the road? Had a near miss or collision? Crossed a lane when you shouldn’t have? Been slow to react or late to brake? If any of the above sound familiar then you have probably experienced driver fatigue

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  • RSA urges action on road safety

    on Oct 1, 14 • in Latest News • with Comments Off on RSA urges action on road safety

    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is urging people nationwide to get involved in the seventh 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 remained high this year, after increasing for the first time since 2005 last year. This year, ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ will run from Monday 6 October to Sunday 12 October, and the RSA is urging people to get involved in this national drive to save lives

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  • Motorists get sun glare warning

    on Sep 18, 14 • in Latest News • with Comments Off on Motorists get sun glare warning

    Motorists, including truck drivers are being warned of the dangers of sun glare

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  • Distracted driving near-collisions double on sunny days

    on Aug 27, 14 • in Latest News • with Comments Off on Distracted driving near-collisions double on sunny days

    New data shows the chances of having a near-collision while driving nearly doubles in good weather conditions. Lytx, Inc., a global leader in delivering driver safety and compliance solutions, determined from analysis of its data that drivers are more likely to engage in distracted driving when weather conditions are clear than in inclement weather

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  • Parents get tyre safety advice as schools reopen

    on Aug 26, 14 • in Latest News • with Comments Off on Parents get tyre safety advice as schools reopen

    As the new school year beckons, parents are being urged to put tyre safety on the top of their agenda

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  • Parents urged to make parking promise

    on Aug 25, 14 • in Latest News • with Comments Off on Parents urged to make parking promise

    Parents and carers across Co. Mayo are being encouraged to pledge their support for a new scheme aimed at tackling inappropriate and illegal parking around schools

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  • 1 in 4 young drivers have taken selfie while driving

    on Aug 6, 14 • in Latest News • with Comments Off on 1 in 4 young drivers have taken selfie while driving

    From the World Cup-winning German football team, to Barack Obama, to the Pope, nearly everyone it seems has been caught up in the incredible rise of the “selfie” – self-portraits snapped from smartphones

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  • 1 in 10 break mobile phone rules

    on Aug 5, 14 • in Latest News • with Comments Off on 1 in 10 break mobile phone rules

    Research of mobile phone use by Irish drivers, carried out by motoring solutions specialists, easytrip, has revealed that a significant number of motorists are violating mobile phone road traffic regulations, with more than 10 per cent of drivers continuing to put their lives, and others, at risk by using their hand-held phones whilst driving

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  • Carmaker develops games to promote road safety

    on Jun 26, 14 • in Latest News • with Comments Off on Carmaker develops games to promote road safety

    Carmaker, Renault has developed an educational game designed to heighten the awareness of children ages seven to twelve to road safety and sustainable mobility, which is now available in a digital version. This initiative will help achieve the United Nations’ objective of cutting the number of road fatalities in half by

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