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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...
EU RISM Directive requires member states carry out proactive road safety inspections. While TII has a long history of developing standards and implementing safety programmes they were mainly based around patterns of historical collision data. This would be considered a retrospective approach. Since...
In Ireland, we love our phones but we know disconnecting is important. On average we spend 5 hours every day looking at our phones and 4/5 people admit to using their mobile phone while driving. Even though using a mobile phone behind the wheel when driving makes you 23 times more likely to have an...

Defective tyres are a serious risk to all road users. Road accidents and indeed tragedies can be avoided if vehicles are roadworthy and tyres are a major contributory factor in ensuring the road worthiness of a vehicle. The RSA Fatal Collisions 2008-2012 for Ireland report identified "the...

• New Code of Practice for Child Car Seat Retailers launched to assist retailers and consumers
• Almost a third of seats fitted incorrectly needed major adjustments *
• If a child’s car seat isn’t fitted correctly, it could lead to a serious or fatal injury in the event of a collision

• Ambitious targets include 50% reduction in road deaths and serious injuries by 2030
• Three phases of action plans over lifetime of strategy to reduce deaths and serious injuries
• Projected €3.8bn investment in road safety during first phase action plan to 2024

Minister of State in the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD has today launched Ireland’s fifth Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030.

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