Look out for each other campaign

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has launched a new campaign aimed at reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries among older age groups.  Data, gathered from 2016 to 2020, shows that 31% of pedestrian fatalities are aged 65 and older and that the majority of fatal collisions involving these older pedestrians occurred on urban roads.  This new campaign …

The public’s concern over green transport

 With the world focusing on the upcoming COP26 in Scotland, UK road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has asked its members what issues should be addressed regarding road users.    The poll revealed the top concern for the charity’s members was the lack of support for the transition to Electric Vehicles and the impact of the 2030 target to replace fossil fuelled vehicles.   The rest of the poll’s data is as follows:  …

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 …

E-scooter casualties revealed

The UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, is calling for the Government to make up its mind now to drive down injuries on UK roads caused by e-scooters.  The plea comes after Department for Transport’s (DfT) latest findings in: Reported Road casualties Great Britain, annual report: 2020 revealed for the first time that there were 484 …