Project Edward, co-ordinated by the European Traffic Police Network, will be accompanied by a  campaign to encourage greater safety among drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists. Photograph: Getty Images

The strength of the Garda’s Roads Policing Unit will pass 700 by the end of the year, still some way off its previous highest levels. Projections fro(...)

Garda traffic patrol checkpoint on the Ballymurn road in north Dublin. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

Extra garda checkpoints are in place on roads across the State on Wednesday as part of the European Day Without a Road Death, which aims to make Septe(...)

Road deaths should not be called ‘accidents’ but referred to as driver behaviour incidents, a consultant in emergency medicine has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Road deaths should not be called ‘accidents’ but referred to as driver behaviour incidents, a consultant in emergency medicine has said. Dr Gerry Lan(...)

Ireland had one of its safest years on record for road traffic incidents in 2015 with 166 fatalities following a spike in road deaths over 2013 and 2014. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is one of 30 European countries hoping to achieve zero road deaths on September 21st as part of a new pan-continental initiative. The idea fo(...)