RSA Archive

Fatalities on Irish roads up by 9.1 per cent so far this year

Since the publication of the first Road Safety Strategy, 20 years ago in 1998, there has been a significant reduction in fatalities on Irish roads, 458 deaths occurred on Irish roads in 1998, compared with 146 last year (2018), representing a 68 per cent reduction in fatalities.  But, unfortunately this year, deaths on Irish roads

Motorists urged to give cyclists the space to ride safe

Drivers are being asked to slow down and keep a safe distance when overtaking cyclists on both urban and rural roads. This call comes following serious concerns over the number of cyclists killed on Irish roads this year. To date in 2018, a total of 6 cyclists have died compared to 4 cyclist deaths up

Motorists and cyclists blame each other for not paying attention

A survey on road users’ attitudes by motoring solutions specialist easytrip has revealed that neither motorists nor cyclists believe the other pays enough attention to them on the road.

RSA issues ECWVTA advice

The Road Safety Authority is advising vehicle manufacturers and retailers that from October 29, type approval will extend to completed, multi-stage built, Heavy Commercial Vehicles (categories N2 and N3) and special-purpose vehicles of categories N1, N2, N3, M2, M3, O1, O2, O3 and O4.

RSA reminder on CVR levy waiver

The Road Safety Authority is reminding trailer owners that the levy on the annual trailer test has been waived until 7th October 2014.

Focus on driver fatigue as Bank Holiday Weekend approaches

As the bank holiday approaches, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are calling on drivers to be extra cautious on the roads and in particular, to recognise the symptoms of driver fatigue and to take appropriate action.