A total of 165 people died on the State’s roads in 2015 - the second lowest number since records began.

Some 165 people died on the State’s roads in 2015 - the second lowest number of road deaths since records began in 1959. Provisional figures from th(...)

Gardaí on the Kilworth to Ballyduff Road, near Fermoy, Co Cork, near the scene of a road traffic collision in which two women died. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The number of deaths on the State’s roads has fallen by 18 per cent year on year, the Road Safety Authority has said. The authority, the Garda Síochá(...)

The number  of roadside checkpoints testing for alcohol is to be increased for the next six weeks and the Garda will  pay particular attention to drivers using bus lanes and mobile phones. Those stopped for either offence are likely to find themselves breath-tested.  File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The seasonal anti-drink drive campaign this year is to target so-called morning-after drivers. The number and frequency of roadside checkpoi(...)

Exhausted drivers present  a clear and persistent hazard. Photograph: Getty Images

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) works hard with gardaí to ensure that trucks and buses being used on the road are in a roadworthy condition and that t(...)

The majority of road users surveyed think more gardaí are needed to enforce traffic laws. Photograph: Thinkstock

Almost all road users have seen a motorist using a hand-held mobile phone while driving this year, according to new research done on behalf of the Roa(...)

On the way: names of drivers disqualified by the courts will be published on an online central database. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Thousands of motorists disqualified from driving will escape being named and shamed because of the State’s concern around invading their privacy. The (...)

The names of motorists disqualified from driving may soon be published publically in an attempt to name and shame them and keep barred motorists off the roads, the chief executive of the Road Safety Authority has said.

The names of people disqualified from driving may soon be published publically in an attempt to name and shame them and keep barred motorists off the (...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe and Garda Síochána Supt Con O’Donohoe during a press briefing from the Road Safety Authority. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than one third of drivers and 25 per cent of passengers killed in road crashes in the first seven months of this year were not wearing seat belts(...)

Chief Supt Mark Curran, Moya Murdock of  the Road Safety Authority and  Stuart Porteous during the launch of the Road Safety Authority’s new TV campaign which focuses on raising awareness of driver fatigue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new Road Safety Authority campaign is aiming to raise awareness of the link between driver tiredness and road crashes. The ‘Signs’ campaign, which (...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe TD and  Moyagh Murdock, chief executive of the  Road Safety Authority. Photograph: Collins

The number of deaths occurring on the roads of the Republic is on the decrease with fatalities for the first six months of 2015 close to record lows. (...)