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October

Thursday, October 26, 2017

ROAD-USERS URGED TO ‘BE SAFE AND BE SEEN’ AS CLOCKS GO BACK

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have urged pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, ahead of the October Bank Holiday weekend and clocks going back, to ensure they can clearly see and be seen when out on the roads. The most effective way to do this is to wear high visibility clothing such as a high visibility vest or a Sam Browne belt or by carrying a torch and ensuring you have working lights on your bicycle or motorcycle.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Statement from ETSC on the proposed revision to the Irish Drink Driving Law

ETSC supports the Irish government’s proposal to strengthen the drink driving law.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Road Safety Alert – Orange Weather Warning for Storm Brian

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads on Friday night and for much of Saturday, as Met Éireann has warned that storm-force winds with a risk of coastal flooding is on the way as storm Brian is expected to track Eastwards across central and Southern parts of Ireland.

Monday, October 16, 2017

UPDATE ROAD SAFETY ALERT – DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL STILL BE TREACHEROUS AFTER STORM OPHELIA PASSES

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is advising people that they need to remain vigilant in the aftermath of storm Ophelia and expect the unexpected as many roads will be treacherous.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

UPDATE ROAD SAFETY ALERT – RED WIND WEATHER WARNING ISSUED NATIONWIDE

Driver Theory Test, Driving Test, National Driver Licensing Centres closed on public safety grounds

Sunday, October 15, 2017

ROAD SAFETY ALERT – RED & ORANGE WEATHER WARNINGS ISSUED BY MET EIREANN

Driving tests cancelled in areas affected by RED Weather Warning

Friday, October 13, 2017

Road Safety Alert – Weather Warning for Storm Ophelia

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the weekend and on Monday, as Met Éireann has warned that storm-force winds, heavy rain, and high sea levels may be on the way as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia look set to hit Ireland on Monday.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

RSA Welcomes Support for Drink-Drivers to Receive Automatic Disqualification from Drinkaware

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has today Thursday 12 October 2017, welcomed the statement from Drinkaware supporting the proposed legislation to disqualify any drivers found to be over the alcohol limit.

Friday, October 06, 2017

RSA launches website in support of new drink driving bill

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has today Friday 6 October, launched a website, to provide factual information on drink driving in Ireland and to dispel the many myths and misinformation in relation to the problem of drink driving in Ireland.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

RSA & SEAI Urge Motorists to Check a Tyre’s Label Before Buying

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have issued a joint appeal, ahead of National Tyre Safety Day (Wednesday 6 October), to urge motorists to check the performance label of a tyre before buying it.

Monday, October 02, 2017

RSA Annual Academic Lecture on 30km/h limits kicks off Irish Road Safety Week

Ireland falling behind Europe in setting 30km/h speed limits in cities and towns

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