The Road Safety Authority has promoted safety and awareness campaigns involving cyclists for a number of years and it recommends that motorists should allow a distance of 1.5 metres when overtaking. Photograph: Alan Betson
Cycling: room for manoeuvre

There is an unfortunate tendency in this State to engage in gesture politics: to introduce laws that make further demands on an over-stretched police (...)

Minister Shane Ross said the legislation would  encourage more cyclists onto the roads. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is to introduce legislation to make motorists keep a distance of between 1 metre and 1.5 meters when passing cyclists. Breaches of th(...)

It is proposed that an owner who allows their vehicle to be driven by an unaccompanied learner driver would face up to six months’ imprisonment. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Have you heard the one about the middle-aged, male barrister insured as the main driver of a bright pink Fiat 500 cabriolet with dark tinted windows a(...)

Garda Ciaran Folan  never applied for and never took  a driving test and therefore could not have obtained a full driving licence, the court heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A garda whose driving skills led to the discovery that he had never sat a driving test has lost an appeal against his conviction for using a fake driv(...)

The proposal was put forward a number of years ago by the chief executive of the Road Safety Authority Moyagh Murdock. Photograph: Sara Freund

A plan to publish the names of people disqualified from driving in an attempt to name and shame them is stalled after research suggested there was no (...)

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(...)

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