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October

Friday, October 23, 2020

Parents urged not to gift children quad bikes or scramblers for Christmas

Three of the six people who died in Ireland as a result of an incident involving a quad bike or scrambler were aged 18 or under, in the period 2014 to 2019*, according to provisional statistics published today by the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Update on RSA Services affected by move to Level 5 Covid19 Restrictions

Under Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid19, effective from midnight on Wednesday 21 October, for six weeks, the Government has classified some Road Safety Authority (RSA) services as essential services.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Ministers announce 70 years of age and over invited to renew driving licence by post

Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport, Eamon Ryan T.D., the Minister of State for Transport, Hildegarde Naughton, T.D. and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have announced today, that as a result of Covid19, those 70 years of age and over will be contacted directly by the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) and invited to renew their licence or permit by post.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

COVID – 19 Update on RSA services

The Government has announced restrictions to further prevent the spread of COVID 19 for Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan as these counties are moving to Level 4 from midnight Thursday 15 October until Tuesday 10 November.

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Motorists urged to ‘get a grip’ and check their tyres

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), An Garda Síochána and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA), have teamed up for ‘tyre safety day’ on Wednesday 7 October, during Irish Road Safety Week, to remind all road users to check their tyres. Motorists can call in to any ITIA dealer for a free tyre pressure check and tread depth inspection.

Monday, October 05, 2020

1 in 4 Irish drivers admit struggling to stay awake while driving

Driver fatigue, as a key contributor to deaths and serious injuries on Irish roads, is the theme of the Road Safety Authority’s (RSA) Annual Academic Lecture, which is being held online toda

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Final reminder for residents in Ireland to exchange their UK / NI driving licence for an Irish driving licence

The National Driver Licence Service (NDLS)* is issuing a final reminder to anyone resident in Ireland with a UK / NI driving licence that they need to exchange it now, as their UK/NI licence will not be valid to drive here after 31 December 2020.

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