A FINE Gael TD has expressed his frustration and disappointment at the failure to get answers in the Dáil regarding the refusal of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to accept photographic ID from local suppliers for issuing the new Plastic Card Driving licences.
THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) is alerting road users of very changeable weather conditions over the coming days and of the need to take particular care when using the roads.
PROVISIONAL road casualty figures for 2012 published today, Tuesday 1st January 2013 show that a total of 161people tragically lost their lives on Irish roads in 2012. This is 25 fewer fatalities compared to 186 deaths last year and 51 fewer deaths compared to 2010 when 212 people lost their lives on the roads.
THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána today launched their Christmas and New Year Road Safety Campaign in collaboration with the National Spinal Injuries Unit in the Mater Hospital. The focus of this year’s campaign is serious injuries as a result of collisions as statistics showed that 19,681 people were seriously injured in a collision in the period 1996 to 2011.
Later in the week, temperatures are forecast to fall to as low as -5 degrees at night in areas.
THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) has announced the call for entries to their annual ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards.
Now in its fifth year, the awards recognise and honour the contribution made by people nationwide to reducing deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Details of how to enter the ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards are available on www.rsa.ie/leadinglights.
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to watch out for children when using the roads, as there will be an increase in children playing, walking and cycling on the roads.
AS thousands take to the roads across West Cork for the Christmas holiday season the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are urging motorists to make safety their top priority over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Noel Brett, CEO of the RSA said, “I would appeal to all drivers to drive safely this Christmas by slowing down, not driving while impaired, through either drink, drugs or fatigue and to always wear a seatbelt.
“Pedestrians and cyclists need to take special care when out and about this Christmas. With fewer hours of daylight, wear something reflective. Be safe by being seen.”
AS winter approaches, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to make sure they are ready for winter road conditions.
Chief Executive Noel Brett said, “Driving during the winter months creates a multitude of different challenges with more hours of darkness and poorer weather conditions.
“Extreme weather is also a particular hazard at this time which can range from freezing fog, gales force winds, heavy rain, flooding and ice and snow”.
Mr Brett urged drivers to service their vehicles and check them to ensure they are ready for the winter ahead.
TWO students from Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí in Bantry have been awarded the Supreme Award for Road Safety at this year’s Road Safety Authority (RSA) Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards which were held at Farmleigh in Dublin recently.
Niamh Kearney (14) and Tadgh O’Shea (15) received the award for their traffic calming initiative to reduce the speed of motorists as they enter and exit Kealkill Village.