Traffic medicine guidelines relate to drivers of all ages. Photograph: iStockphoto

Although the first automobile fatality in the world occurred in Ireland in 1869, traffic medicine is a relatively new specialism in this country. Mary(...)

In the Mediavest survey, half of the 1,000-plus respondents claimed they had stopped using their mobile phone in the car having seen the public service campaign warning against it.

How influenced are you by public sector advertising? According to a study commissioned by media agency Mediavest from its sister company Ignite Resear(...)

Senator Jillian van Turnhout: Minister should also follow the example of the HSE which last year introduced a policy ceasing all links with the drinks industry. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Road Safety Authority should end its relationship with the drinks industry because it is “absurd” to be linked with the alcohol sector on such an (...)

PARC is lobbying general election candidates to sign up to its pledge to introduce key systemic changes which will allow for more effective policing, believing many more road traffic injuries and fatalities could be prevented. File photograph:  Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The next government must commit to the provision of a fully integrated database on driver and vehicle data to ensure the effective enforcement of traf(...)

Holders of Irish driving licences can now exchange them for local licences in six out of 10 Canadian provinces. Photograph: Thinkstock

Irish driving licences will be recognised in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, and their licences recognised here, under a new deal reached between(...)

HSE had requested, with the permission of Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, that it  take “specific measures” in order to achieve compliance with the Act. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has become the first State body to be deemed non- compliant with legislation governing the participation of people (...)

Santa chose the Amazon Fire for kids over all other tablets because it comes with one year Fire for Kids Unlimited.  Or does it?

“Bah. Humbug,” starts the first Pricewatch complaint of the new year. It comes from Paul Forde. “For Christmas from Santa, my six-year old daughter(...)

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(...)

Man (52) died after his motorcycle was in collision with a car in Co Galway on Wednesday night.

A male motorcyclist in his fifties has died following a collision with a car in Co Galway on Wednesday night. The crash occurred on the N17 at Polke(...)

The scene in Pollagh, Co Offaly, where a man in his 30s died on Sunday after his car was caught in floods. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Road traffic deaths are headed for record numbers this month, with 17 fatalities so far, making December one of the most dangerous months on Irish roa(...)