Hazardous Road Conditions Alert

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care using the roads today (Friday 23 July) as the recent spell of dry weather breaks and rain is expected across parts of the country over the coming days.  During a prolonged dry spell, oil and rubber deposit builds up and develops on the road. When wet weather arrives, …

Look out for “Summer Ice”

With Met Éireann updates thunderstorm weather warning for the Country, it is safe to say wet weather is here. Here are some basics from the road safety office in the communications department of Mayo County Council that can help you to stay safe on the road. Some are obvious – but it’s the obvious things that are …

New NCTS Centre to open in Navan

A new National Car Testing Service inspection centre will open in Meath on Monday 5 July.  Located on the old Athboy Road in Navan, this will be the second NCT centre in the Meath region.   The opening of this new two-lane centre will see the NCTS network increase to 49 centres nationwide and over time, …

Stay cautious on your staycation

‘Stay cautious on your staycation’ is the core message behind a new campaign launched today by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána. As holidaymakers across Ireland look forward to a summer break at home, both the RSA and the Gardai are urging road users to ensure that they stay safe on the …

Shocking results from study reveal that four million drivers have fallen asleep behind the wheel

   Four million drivers have momentarily fallen asleep behind the wheel, reveals shocking new research by IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s largest independent road safety charity. The newly-published results will set alarm bells ringing amongst road safety experts as even the briefest lapse in concentration when driving can have devastating consequences. At 70mph a car travels over …

RSA buckles up for annual Seatbelt Sheriff & Hi-Glo Silver Awards

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has announced the winners of this year’s ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ and ‘Hi-Glo Silver’ Poster Competitions in an online ceremony, shared on RSA social media platforms. The ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ and ‘Hi-Glo Silver’ road safety programmes encourage first and second class pupils to learn about road safety, teaching them the importance of buckling …