Cyclists in Dublin. Almost 600 cyclists were given on-the-spot fines  in the first six months of a new penalty regime. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Almost 600 cyclists were given on-the-spot fines for breaking red lights, cycling without lights or in pedestrianised areas, or for one of four other (...)

Some district court judges use the archaic poor box system as an alternative to motoring convictions and the recording of penalty points on licences. (...)

 Moyagh Murdock, CEO of the Road Safety Authority. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

The Road Safety Authority is calling for a 30km/h speed limit in the Republic’s towns and cities and around schools. As well as protecting pedestrian(...)

Barbara Connolly, safety officer at Cycling Ireland, in Celbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In September, an agreed national cycling standard will be announced and then rolled out everywhere. The process began five years ago when it was deci(...)

The RSA believes there is a direct link between enforcement and compliance of drink driving laws. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Traffic corps numbers need to be increased as drink driving numbers are going up again, says the Road Safety Authority (RSA). “Visible policing is th(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe  said defective tyres had proven to be a significant contributory factor in road deaths. File photograph: Getty Images

Drivers found with defective or worn tyres on vehicles will now face penalty points. Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe, announcing the latest m(...)

A still from one of the videos produced by the RSA highlighting the dangers to children when vehicles are moving. Image: RSA

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has launched a new campaign to keep children safe in driveways as latest figures show over 40 per cent of child road f(...)

Senator Averil Power favours strong colours on the plinth. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Appearances matter; and at certain times they matter more. With an election coming up, clothes can be a silent yet powerful visual language, a w(...)

Changes to legislation in Britain means authority unable to take new cases to ban drink-drivers in the North from driving here. Photograph: Frank Miller

A flaw in procedures to ban drink-drivers convicted in Northern Ireland from driving in the Republic, identified by a Circuit Court judgment on Tuesda(...)

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(...)