Sam Waide

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‘I would ask road users to slow down on this bank holiday weekend.’ Photograph: iStock

Ireland was among just six European countries to experience an increase in road deaths despite significantly reduced pandemic traffic volumes, new dat(...)

A level crossing gate which was damaged in an incident in Galway in 2017. File photograph: Press 22

There have been 31 incidents at level crossings so far this year, Irish Rail has said. The company said some of these incidents have been “particularl(...)

Traffic on Dublin’s M50 at the M4 Junction in 2017. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Traffic is expected to approach near-normal pre-Covid levels this weekend for the first time since restrictions either outlawed or discoursed mass mob(...)

The RSA’s survey findings were published ahead of the upcoming May bank holiday weekend: ‘We are asking motorists to get into the habit of putting your phone away before setting off on a journey.’ Photograph: iStock

One in 10 motorists admit that they regularly text on their mobile phone while driving, according to a new survey from the Road Safety Authority (RSA(...)

Gardaí said  excessive speed was found to be a contributory factor in almost one third of fatal collisions between 2008 and 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Vehicle speed has increased on Irish roads amid a reduction in traffic during Covid-19, gardaí have said ahead of preparations for a national crack do(...)

Last year, gardaí arrested 8,159 drivers who were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Photograph: iStock

More than a third of people killed on Irish roads in recent years had alcohol in their system, according to new research from the Road Safety Authorit(...)

 Garda Paul Burke breathalyses actor Barry Donohue (posed pic). Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The number of motorists caught drug-driving has more than doubled this year, which gardaí link to people driving home after house parties, due to rest(...)