Kevin, who after two pints runs over a cardboard cut-out of a child, with  instructor

“Good man,” Simon Delaney commends an earnest young driver as he downs the end of his pint. “Get yourself in the car.” So begins our first experiment(...)

Members of the Garda Traffic Corps: In September 2017 the strength of the  corps was 631, down from 669 in January.

The chief executive of the Road Safety Authority has written to the acting Garda Commissioner to express concern over the failure by the force to meet(...)

New figures show that of 77,419 applications to the Road Safety Authority for driving tests 39,162 are waiting to be given a date for their test. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Almost 60,000 people are currently on waiting lists to do a driving test , it has emerged. The longest waiting list is in Dublin where 21,588 people (...)

Here we go again. The drinks lobby flexes its muscles and members of the Oireachtas run for the hills. Alcohol-related campaigns have replaced the tra(...)

Shane Ross with Donna Price in 2017. The Minister has appointed Ms  Price and Gillian Treacy, who he said were active in the area of road safety advocacy, to the board of the RSA. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two new directors have been appointed to the board of the Road Safety Authority. Minister for Transport Shane Ross appointed Donna Price and Gillian(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: “It is completely unacceptable that gardaí, by virtue of being gardaí, should not be subject to discipline when they are distorting figures.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

District Court judges should be given guidelines for dealing with road traffic cases to address wide variances in sentencing, according to Minister fo(...)

Speeding attracts the most penalty points of any road traffic offence, with 549,574 points issued in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

Speeding motorists will face higher penalty points depending on how far over the speed limit they drive, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said. (...)

“It’s glaringly obvious to us that Milly was set adrift, as were we.” Above, Fiona and Tim Tuomey. Photograph: Tom Honan

The taxi driver dropping me off to a house in south Dublin during Christmas week inquires if I am going to a party: that he has already brought severa(...)

Dublin Cycling Campaign has received numerous reports from cyclists of falls or near-misses in the city centre due to the new tram tracks. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Cycling injuries resulting from crashes after bicycle wheels become stuck in Dublin’s Luas tram tracks are becoming increasingly common, a hospital em(...)

Minister for health Simon Harris and Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health Jim Daly at the launch of the National Youth Mental Health Task Force Report. Photograph: Maxwell photography

There is no need for a new national suicide authority, Minister of State for Mental Health Jim Daly has said. Responding to a call by the parents of (...)

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