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Cycling campaigner who inspired changes to rules of the road wins top RSA road safety award

- Arrive Alive at 1.5 campaigner Phil Skelton awarded Gertie Shields Supreme Award for Road Safety at RSA Leading Lights in Road Safety awards ceremony
- 15 category winners including win for Radio Kerry in inaugural Gay Byrne Media Award

This initiative highlights the dangers of speeding with an aim of increasing compliance with speed limits, deterring motorists from driving at excessive or inappropriate speed and ultimately reducing the number of serious road traffic collisions this Christmas and New Year period in particular...
Monday, 3 October, 2022 - 12:00 to 14:00
Europe House, European Commission Representation
Ireland
Our annual appeal Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Ms. Hildegarde Naughton has announced that she intends to double the fine for failing to stop at a school warden sign. This will see the fine increase from €80 to €160. The announcement comes as the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and...
Children are our most vulnerable road users but they cannot be responsible for their own safety when using the road. They simply do not have the cognitive skills to be able to recognise danger, therefore programmes like the Back to School campaign and Safe Cross Code are vital in teaching children...
There is increasing awareness that medical fitness to drive - the impact of many medical conditions on fitness to drive - is a neglected aspect of road safety, particularly as there is evidence that appropriate medical advice can reduce crashes (1). We have shown in this project that medical...
The driver, especially the younger driver continues to be a weak link when it comes to road safety. In 2015, of the 166 fatalities on irish roads, those aged between 16 -25 years accounted for the largest portion at 27% (source RSA). Some of the commonly cited theories to explain this age groups...
The Road Safety Authority child car seat checking service - Check it Fits was launched on a national, full-time basis in 2013. Since then, the service has grown in popularity and trust among the public, and as a result, has checked over 50,000 child car seats and visited over 1,100 locations all...
Data collected by the Road Safety Authority showed that there had been a resurgence in drink driving in Ireland. A legacy of historical anti-drink driving advertising had reduced the behaviour, but a new cohort of younger people, who have never been exposed to it, were drinking and driving anew...
FTA Ireland (FTAI) is a not for- profit membership trade association for the Irish freight, passenger, and logistics industries. Established in Ireland in 2010, we are wholly owned and governed by our members and act solely in advancing their best interests. FTAI covers all aspects of private and...

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