2013 News

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June

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Government publishes Road Traffic Bill 2013

Bill will legislate for roadside drug impairment tests, ‘Novice’ driver licences, higher penalty points, testing of unconscious drivers.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ireland showcases credentials to remain a road safety champion in Europe

27 June 2013, Dublin - "The improvements in Irish road safety show that it should be recognised as a road safety champion in the EU," said Antonio Avenoso, ETSC Executive Director at the Road Safety PIN Talk organised in Dublin, in cooperation with the Road Safety Authority, under the auspices of the Irish Presidency of the EU. "We are very happy to see that the new Irish Road Safety Strategy is looking to build upon this progress, which ETSC has recognised through the 2010 Road Safety PIN Award," Mr Avenoso added.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

CALL FOR EU MEMBER STATES TO ENSURE ROAD TRANSPORT ENFORCEMENT REMAINS A ROAD SAFETY PRIORITY

Tuesday 18th June, 2013: Euro Contrôle Route (ECR), the working group that represents European national transport inspection services and Ireland’s Road Safety Authority (RSA) have called on EU Member States to provide additional manpower to National Inspectorates and Police forces for road traffic enforcement of commercial operators (buses and goods vehicles).

Monday, June 17, 2013

RSA and Motorsport Ireland Asking For All Motorsport Enthusiasts to “Keep the Race in its Place” at the Donegal International Rally Ireland

Monday 17th June 2013: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Motorsport Ireland, in association with Donegal Motor Club who are organisers of the Donegal International Rally Ireland which is being staged from the 21st to 23rd June 2013 have issued a joint safety message to fans attending the sporting event to “Keep the Race in its Place”.

Monday, June 17, 2013

"GET ON YOUR BIKE THIS WEEK" – MINISTER KELLY

Minister Kelly kicks off biggest ever National Bike Week 2013 in Cork

Friday, June 14, 2013

Minister Varadkar & RSA ask students to prioritise road safety during exam celebrations

8% of road deaths this year were aged 16-20

Monday, June 10, 2013

Road Safety Alert – Greasy Road Surfaces following break in weather

Monday 10 June 2013: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users especially drivers to exercise caution on roads following a forecast by Met Éireann for rain, possibly heavy, throughout the country this week and over the weekend.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

RSA Welcomes Extra €50 Million Funding to Repair Roads

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has today Thursday 6th June, welcomed the announcement by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Mr. Leo Varadkar that an additional €50 million is to be allocated to Local Authorities to repair regional and local road surfaces.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

RSA Welcomes Tourists With Road Safety Message

Tuesday 4 June 2013: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána today launched ’Using the Roads in Ireland – A Guide for Tourists’ with Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD and the Car Rental Council of Ireland.

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