“Slow Down Day”

An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are urging motorists to reduce their speed and be mindful of vulnerable road users ahead of ‘Slow Down Day’, a national speed enforcement operation for a 24-hour period on 7am, Thursday (21st October) to 7am on Friday (22nd October 2021).  The overall objective of “Slow Down Day” is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on Ireland’s roads. International …

Covid 19 impacting our roads

The COVID-19 pandemic has been akin to a car crash for the UK’s health and economy. But collateral damage caused by the virus has also had an impact on other areas of people’s lives.  As many people embraced staying at home, many cars were left to languish on driveways. But since social gatherings, offices, and …

Motorists urged to get a grip on Tyre Safety Day

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), An Garda Síochána and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA), have teamed up for ‘Tyre Safety Day’ on Wednesday 6 October, during Irish Road Safety Week, to remind all road users to check their tyres to ensure they are roadworthy. Motorists are being encouraged to visit any ITIA dealer nationwide …

Wild animal collision advice

The coming weeks will see a significant rise in the risk of collisions with deer and other wild animals, warns road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. This is the rutting season, which makes deer more likely to be on the roads. Figures from the Deer Initiative indicate that between 42,000 and 74,000 deer are involved …

Witness Appeal for Collision on N2

Gardaí in Ardee are appealing for witnesses in relation to a serious injury road traffic collision that occurred on the N2, Edmonstown, Louth on Saturday evening 11th September, 2021 at approximately 8.20p.m.   A two vehicle collision occurred on the N2 between a motorcylce and a car. The male motorcyclist (22 years) was removed from the scene to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in a serious condition.  His condition is critical at this time.  The male car driver, late 30s and his passenger, male mid 60s, were treated at the scene by paramedics.  An examination of the scene was conducted by Garda forensic collision investigators and the road has now reopened.   Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. Any road users who were travelling on the N2 in the townland of Edmonstown, Louth on Saturday evening 11th September, 2021 between 8p.m. and 8.30p.m. and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to Gardaí.  Anyone with any information is asked to contact Ardee Garda Station on (041) 6853222 , the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.