Three lanes of M7 reopen this morning

Three lanes are re-opening on the M7 in Kildare this morning.

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Combined approach to road safety needed

We have come a long way in making our roads safer over the past two decades. In 1998, 458 deaths occurred on Irish roads, compared with 146 in 2018. In fact, as the Road Safety Authority (RSA) revealed yesterday, there has been a 68% reduction in fatalities on Irish roads since the introduction of the first road safety strategy in 1998.

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Road deaths fell by 68% in last 10 years as RSA seek to tackle 'killer behaviours'

Deaths on Irish roads fell by more than two-thirds over the last 10 years, according to the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

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M50 has highest number of collisions, according to AA Roadwatch

Dublin's M50 motorway accounted for the highest number of collisions reported to AA Roadwatch last month.

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Next road safety strategy to focus on cyclists and pedestrians

Pedestrians and cyclists are to be the focus of the country's next road safety strategy.

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Gardaí issue new road safety alert after two road deaths today

The Road Safety Authority is urging motorists to make alternative arrangements to get home if they are heading out tonight.

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15% rise in arrests for driving 'under the influence'

Drug drivers are being targeted over the June bank holiday weekend as gardaí report a 15% rise in arrests for driving 'under the influence' over the first four months of the year, compared to the same period last year.

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Drug drivers target of June Bank Holiday road safety campaign

Drug drivers are the target of the June Bank Holiday road safety campaign.

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Driver fails drugs test after caught speeding at 157km/h

Gardaí stopped a driver in Carlow after he was caught speeding at 157km/h on the M9 motorway on Friday night.

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Garda worry over rising speeding and drink driving

Speeding interceptions doubled in the first three months of 2019.

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Cameras installed at three Dublin blackspots to catch drivers breaking red lights

Cameras at Blackhall Place, Con Colbert Road and Queen Street will now run on a permanent basis.

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Out of left field: How most of the world came to drive on the right

It’s true today only about 35% of the world drives on the left. But, says Robert Hume, once practically everyone kept to that side of the road

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New technologies will help make Europe’s roads safer

Automated braking and reducing blind spots in trucks are just some of the new measures set to come into law, writes Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP

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Woman handed two-year driving ban

A 30-year-old West Cork woman has been convicted of dangerous driving and disqualified for two years after admitting to overtaking a driving school car on “a blind bend” at 100km/h in a 50km zone in Killarney.

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Teen gets 14 months for careless driving causing death of girl

A judge has criticised some young male drivers for treating public roads “as some form of private racetrack” to show off their driving skills and the performances of their vehicles, without regard to the dangers for their passengers or others.

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RSA will address family's concerns but will continue to screen controversial 'Crashed Lives' advert

The Road Safety Authority has said it will respond to the Gleeson family in the coming days over its 'Crashed Lives' campaign on unaccompanied drivers - but that it will also stick to its commitment to screen the advert.

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Taking videos of road accidents 'a crime against taste and decency', says AA

The Automobile Association’s Director of Consumer Affairs, Conor Faughnan says that “rubber necking” and the taking photographs and videos at the scene of accidents are becoming a major problem.

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Philip didn’t crash because he’s old. He crashed because he’s male

Sorry to be sexist, but the most dangerous drivers have always been men, writes Terry Prone.

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Uninsured drivers who cause accidents to be pursued for 'substantial' costs

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) has warned that uninsured drivers who are responsible for road traffic accidents face the prospect of being pursued for "substantial costs".

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Cars seized from learner drivers under Clancy Amendment

One of the first vehicle seizures under the Clancy Amendment, targeting unaccompanied learner drivers, has taken place in Cork. The car was seized on the M8 southbound, near Fermoy, by the local Roads Policing Unit. The driver was caught speeding, and it was discovered he was an unaccompanied learner driver.

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Gardaí catch motorist driving at 168km/h in Co. Limerick

A motorist in County Limerick has been caught travelling at nearly 170 kilometres an hour in a 50km/h zone.

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Minister hits out at TD’s attack on grieving family

Independent Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath’s attack on the grieving family of two road traffic victims has been branded “staggering and unacceptable” by Transport Minister Shane Ross.

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Road deaths are the highest in Co Tipperary

Tipperary and Donegal had the greatest number of road fatalities in 2018, Garda figures show.

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Motorists urged to check car batteries after festive period

Motorists are being urged to check their car batteries before returning to work amid a warning that they could be flat after the festive period.

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Driver found with multiple empty cans in vehicle arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in Wicklow

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after being pulled over by gardaí in Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow.

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13% of drivers admit driving while possibly over legal limit within past 12 months

People are being warned not to drive the morning after a night out.

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Over 400 drivers caught speeding in four days

More than 400 drivers have been caught speeding every day since Christmas day.

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Tackling speeding drivers: Slow down and save more lives

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has faced almost as much criticism since he joined the Cabinet as he offered some of his government predecessors during his former incarnation as a journalist.

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Over 500 motorists caught speeding on M7 since upgrading works began

Two vehicles have collided with barriers at upgrading works on the M7 Co Kildare in the past week alone.

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Kids, inebriated friends and talkative spouses found to be most at fault for distracting drivers

Just under 12% of motorists admit to having been involved in a near miss or an incident after being distracted by the actions of a passenger in their vehicle, recent research has found.

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'Some good has to come from it', says daughter of hit-and-run victim

Tina Maher believes there has to be a reason why her father died in a hit-and-run three years ago.

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Drivers urged to take care over bank holiday weekend

Drivers are being urged to slow down as the evenings get shorter.

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Road Safety Authority: The last thing we'd want is to decrease people's mobility

The Road Safety Authority says the last thing they want is to discourage people with a medical condition from driving.

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Road traffic fatalities: A lot done, plenty more to do

Our toxic relationship with alcohol is killing us in more ways than one. Research by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has found that more than 50% of pedestrians killed on Irish roads between 2008 and 2015 had consumed alcohol.

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Transport Minister pledges €400,000 to improve Dublin's cycling infrastructure

Transport Minister Shane Ross has today confirmed an extra €400,000 in funding to be spent on Dublin's cycling infrastructure.

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New road safety campaign makes appeal to pedestrians

The Road Safety Authority has issued a special appeal to pedestrians ahead of the launch of Road Safety Week.

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Danger junction on N20 may stay open

Engineers are working on a new plan to keep open and safe a dangerous junction on the N20 which is earmarked for full closure.

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One in ten children not using seat belts when travelling in back seat

One in ten children travelling in the back seat of a vehicle are not using seat belts or car seats, according to research by the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

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Free app to alert drivers to traffic issues at Cork's Dunkettle interchange

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) is to roll out its first free app to provide motorists with real-time traffic information for the €100m upgrade of the Jack Lynch Tunnel/Dunkettle interchange in Cork.

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Teenagers filmed attempting to run across M50

Teenagers have been disrupting traffic on the M50 in Dublin by attempting to run across lanes of traffic.

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Readers' blog: We don’t need new laws. We need proper enforcement

It’s difficult to take Transport Minister Shane Ross seriously, given his previous life as a journalist and his current life as a populist politician.

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Most believe behaviour on Irish roads is getting worse, survey says

A majority of motorists believe that driver behaviour in Ireland has worsened in recent years, according to recent research from AA Ireland.

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Tributes paid to campaigners as Road Traffic Bill is passed

The Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority has paid tribute to all those who battled for years to ban drink driving.

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Mother of crash victim relieved as Road Traffic Bill passed

Despite opposition from some rural TDs, the bill was passed in the Dail, with 75 TDs voting in favour.

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Ireland fourth safest in EU for road deaths in 2017

The European road safety report comes amidst a high number of road deaths to date in June.

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Cork mother who lost entire family to suicidal driver raises hundreds of thousands for charity

A woman who lost her husband, son and unborn daughter when her family were involved in a crash with a suicidal driver has focused her grief in to raising hundreds of thousands of euro for charity.

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Motorcyclists warned to take care on the roads this bank holiday

Ahead of the June bank holiday weekend, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are warning motorists to take care on the roads.

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211 cars found breaking speed limit on National Slow Down Day

211 cars have been found breaking the speed limit on National Slow Down Day.

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Car travelling 144km/h in 100km zone biggest speeding culprit on National Slow Down Day

A car travelling at 144km/h in a 100km zone was the biggest speeding culprit on National Slow Down Day.

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'Drink link' bus service to run in 50 rural communities

A new state-funded 'drink link' bus will service 50 rural communities across Ireland.

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People urged to stay safe on roads and in the water this Bank Holiday weekend

Motorists and people taking to the water throughout the Bank Holiday weekend have been advised to stay safe.

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Driverless cars to take to Irish roads within a decade

Driverless cars will be hitting Irish roads within a decade and will save lives on Irish roads, according to the Road Safety Authority.

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Danny Healy-Rae hits back at Transport Minister for 'road traffic terrorists' comment

The Dáil was adjourned amid angry scenes last night as the Transport Minister was challenged for describing some rural TDs as being like "road traffic terrorists".

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Please do not let my son's death be in vain: Grieving Dad in road safety appeal at funeral

The grieving father of 18-year old Clare youth, Oisín Cahill, told his funeral mass today that his son will have died in vain if anyone attending gets hurt or are injured on the country’s roads.

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Threat of spot flooding in southern counties as Status Yellow rainfall warning takes effect

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) are urging drivers to exercise caution on the roads as a Status Yellow rainfall warning takes effect from 6pm this evening.

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Average sentence for dangerous driving causing death just three and a half years - report

The average sentence for dangerous driving causing death or serious injury is just three and a half years.

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Road safety chiefs warn road users to be more cautious as evenings get darker

The clocks went back in the early hours of the morning which means the evenings will be getting darker earlier for the rest of the year.

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Road safety campaigners appeal for return of ’Mrs Doyle’ signs

Road safety campaigners are appealing for life sized cardboard cut outs of Mrs. Doyle to be returned.

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