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Iarnród Éireann said there were 89 incidents overall where a vehicle, person or property was struck by a train or barrier in 2015. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A pram being pushed under a descending railway level crossing barrier was just one of the dangerous incidents recorded at level crossings last year. (...)

A study by the authority of speed-related deaths between 2008 and 2012 has found 32 per cent of culpable drivers “had no record of insurance at the time of collision”. Photograph: The Irish Times

One-third of drivers involved in fatal high-speed collisions are uninsured, according to new research which examines five years of forensic crash repo(...)

 Moyagh Murdock, CEO of the Road Safety Authority. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

The Road Safety Authority is calling for a 30km/h speed limit in the Republic’s towns and cities and around schools. As well as protecting pedestrian(...)

RSA boss Moyagh Murdock: 30km/hr should be the default speed in all built-up areas. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Local authorities are being urged to introduce a 30km speed limit in the Republic’s towns and cities and around schools. As well as protecting pedestr(...)

A still from one of the videos produced by the RSA highlighting the dangers to children when vehicles are moving. Image: RSA

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has launched a new campaign to keep children safe in driveways as latest figures show over 40 per cent of child road f(...)

A total of 165 people died on the State’s roads in 2015 - the second lowest number since records began.

Some 165 people died on the State’s roads in 2015 - the second lowest number of road deaths since records began in 1959. Provisional figures from th(...)

Gardaí on the Kilworth to Ballyduff Road, near Fermoy, Co Cork, near the scene of a road traffic collision in which two women died. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The number of deaths on the State’s roads has fallen by 18 per cent year on year, the Road Safety Authority has said. The authority, the Garda Síochá(...)

The number  of roadside checkpoints testing for alcohol is to be increased for the next six weeks and the Garda will  pay particular attention to drivers using bus lanes and mobile phones. Those stopped for either offence are likely to find themselves breath-tested.  File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The seasonal anti-drink drive campaign this year is to target so-called morning-after drivers. The number and frequency of roadside checkpoi(...)

Exhausted drivers present  a clear and persistent hazard. Photograph: Getty Images

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) works hard with gardaí to ensure that trucks and buses being used on the road are in a roadworthy condition and that t(...)

The majority of road users surveyed think more gardaí are needed to enforce traffic laws. Photograph: Thinkstock

Almost all road users have seen a motorist using a hand-held mobile phone while driving this year, according to new research done on behalf of the Roa(...)

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