Leaving Cert students asked to Get Home Safely pledge

61,000 Leaving Cert students from all over Ireland are receiving their results today and they are also getting another message from road safety professionals – a message urging them to drive safely after August was declared as the deadliest month on Irish roads in over nine years with 24 people losing their lives in 30 days.

RSA give local authorities a key role

“Local authorities have a significant role in improving the safety of roads near schools,” the Road Safety Authority (RSA) stated in a recently released article.   The role assigned to local authorities is part of a Safe Systems Approach which gives a shared responsibility to key road safety authorities in local areas.  The responsibilities given include:  Reducing speed limits providing or …

Poor vision and traffic collisions 

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast indicates that urgent action is required to reduce the number of road traffic accidents which can be attributed to poor vision.  The study’s findings were the product of the first comprehensive review to highlight the link between poor vision and traffic safety in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).    As the main cause of death …

insurethebox help reduce driver speeding

English telematics pioneer, insurethebox, has shared the latest data from their communications campaign which aims to improve driver safety.   Over the past five years, customers of insurethebox have been part of the Speed Reduction Programme, which has seen over 80,000 drivers reduce their speed by 22%, leading to a 6% reduction in accident frequency.    After accumulating over 5.7 billion miles of driving data has allowed the telematics insurer to become an …

Back to School Car Checks from the AA

With the summer holidays coming to a close and children about to return to school, the majority of us will see our travel patterns change in the oncoming weeks.  It’s very important that you plan ahead for the return of rush hour traffic in the coming weeks but, even more importantly, that you make sure your car is in good condition. Thankfully, AA Ireland have compiled a list of five essential back to …

Councillor calls for more driving tests

Sinn Féin Councillor Emma McGinley has called for more driving tests slots to tackle the ‘huge backlog’ in waiting lists for tests, the Derry Journal reports.  Colr. McGinley said: “There is growing frustration among people who are struggling to get a driving test booking since the services resumed.  “Driving instructors and learners feel they are being left …