The European Transport Safety Council said the proposed legislation could    save 25,000 lives within 15 years of coming into force. Photograph: Getty Images

Critical in-car driver assistance technology, including black-box crash recorders, could become mandatory in Europe within three years. The European (...)

Four out of every five child car-seats prove to be wrongly fitted, RSA spokesman Brian Farrell says. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Seán Egan will “forever be 17 years and 11 months”, as his mother Helen told a Sligo court recently during a case against the driver of the car involv(...)

Antonio Avenoso, executive director, European Transport Safety Council (left) with Moyagh Murdock, Minister for Transport Shane Ross and Prof Desmond O’Neill, National Office for Traffic Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Driving for work accounts for about one in three road collisions in the State every year, with the so-called “gig economy” and people using their own (...)

Moyagh Murdock, chief executive of the RSA with Antonio Avenoso, director, European Transport Safety Council, Rod King, founder and campaign director of UK’s 20’s Plenty for Us, Dermot Stevenson, senior executive engineer, Dublin City Council and Bryan Dobson, MC of the Road Safety Authority’s annual academic road safety lecture on the 30km/h speed limit, held in Dublin. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Local authorities need to introduce more 30km/h speed zones in towns and cities, the Road Safety Authority has said. Addressing the organisation’s a(...)

It is thought the State will face a huge legal bill arising from prosecuted cases, which should never have proceeded.

The revelations that Garda breath-testing data had been inflated by 100 per cent in recent years means the State’s position in international enforceme(...)

Provisional figures suggest that the number of road deaths in  2016 will rise by just shy of one-quarter on last year. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of people dying on Ireland’s roads is on the rise again. Provisional figures suggest that the number will rise by just shy of a quarter on(...)

Both the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in Ireland and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) have called for the mandatory fitting of intelligent(...)

Improved vehicle safety and stricter enforcement has seen road deaths plummet across the EU

Road traffic collisions in Europe killed 12,000 people in 2012, according to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), a non-governmental organisa(...)

The European Transport Safety Council reports that 12,345 car occupants in the EU were killed in 2012. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

More than 12,000 people were killed in car crashes in the European Union in 2012, according to European transport safety campaigners. In(...)

Cars driving along a highway in Berlin, Germany. The German Social Democrats (SPD) are proposing a nationwide limit of 120 km/h on all highways. Germany, in contrast to the rest of Europe, still has no speed limit on many portions of its large highways. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

There are many rites of passage in Germany, such as encountering public nudity in parks or open-ended drinking in pubs. But none is quite as ha(...)