Moyagh Murdock

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Road Safety Authority says distracted driving could be a factor in up to 30 per cent of all collisions. Photograph: iStock

Motorists are continuing to use their mobile phones while driving despite fines and the imposition of penalty points, new figures show. The number o(...)

Dangerous driving: “If you see someone holding a mobile phone . . . it is extremely likely they are also doing a whole series of other poor road-safety behaviours.” Photograph: Martin Prescott/iStock/Getty

There is a “quite alarming” persistence in dangerous-driving behaviour by men under the age of 35, new Road Safety Authority research shows. A survey(...)

Cyclist groups have questioned the official figures on cycling injuries. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 100 cyclists are being seriously injured in collisions each year, new figures show. Figures released to The Irish Times by the Road Safety (...)

Research, nonetheless, shows eating a heavy meal does contribute to fatigue. Photograph: Getty Images

Can the consumption of a heavy, carbohydrate-laden meal be compared with the impact on driving after consuming a few alcoholic drinks? Independent TD (...)

Danny  Healy-Rae TD , who is also a publican, has said in the past that drivers who had consumed alcohol were automatically blamed for collisions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taking to the wheel after a full meal could be as dangerous as driving following the consumption of alcohol, Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae has said. (...)

Ms Moyagh Murdock, CEO of the Road Safety Authority. Photograph: Sara Freund

The head of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has launched a strongly-worded attack on the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland. Moyagh Murdock has accused (...)

Moya Murdock, chief executive of the Road Safety Authority, said: “The number [OF TESTS]had to be made up and [the Garda] have to acknowledge that.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Higher tech breath-testing gear, complete with GPS location software, is to be bought by the State, in order to help prevent the falsification of dri(...)

Moyagh Murdock has appealed to TDs to back the plan to change the drink-driving laws. Photograph: Sara Freund

The Road Safety Authority has appealed to TDs not to oppose the reversal of a loophole in the law which allows first-time drink driving offenders to e(...)

It is expected Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will be called to appear before the Oireachtas Justice and Equality Committee on Wednesday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald did not ask Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan to resign on Monday after the met to discuss the recent garda scandals. (...)

The Road Safety Authority  wants to create a  name-and-shame register, a publicly accessible list of named drivers who have been banned from driving for serious offences. File photograph: Getty Images

Evident contempt for the law, and a commensurate indifference to the lives of others, emerges from detailed research carried out by the Road Safety Au(...)

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