Road Safety

Rural roads with limits of 80 km/h and over to be targeted in new safety operation

Rural roads with limits of 80 km/h and over to be targeted in new safety operation

Rural roads with speed limits of 80km/h and over are to be targeted in a new national road safety enforcement...

October 19, 2021

Appeal for witnesses to fatal Clare crash involving jeep and trailer

Appeal for witnesses to fatal Clare crash involving jeep and trailer

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a crash involving a jeep and trailer, which claimed the life of a young...

October 16, 2021

Motorists urged to be mindful during hedge-cutting season

Motorists urged to be mindful during hedge-cutting season

Motorists travelling on rural Irish roads have been urged by An Garda Síochána to be mindful of hedge-cutting taking place...

September 22, 2021

Extra vigilance urged on rural roads as deer rutting season to begin

Extra vigilance urged on rural roads as deer rutting season to begin

With the Irish deer population at high levels, drivers are urged to be extra vigilant on the roads, especially rural...

September 22, 2021

Farmers For Action calls for trailer licences to be scrapped in NI

Farmers For Action calls for trailer licences to be scrapped in NI

Rural lobby group Farmers For Action has written to Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Minister calling for a decision made in Westminster...

September 20, 2021

Trailer trouble for towing driver following Garda stop

Trailer trouble for towing driver following Garda stop

A driver towing a trailer on a motorway was swiftly set straight on speed limits for towing by members of...

September 20, 2021

Quads on the road ‘subject to same rules’ as other vehicles

Quads on the road ‘subject to same rules’ as other vehicles

Quad users have been issued a warning from An Garda Siochána that, when used on a public road, quads are...

September 2, 2021

Tractor drivers on phones flagged by multiple motorists

Tractor drivers on phones flagged by multiple motorists

The issue of tractor drivers who are travelling while on their phones has been raised from a number of sources...

August 31, 2021

’50-car tailback’ behind tractor sparks raging road debate

’50-car tailback’ behind tractor sparks raging road debate

Members of An Garda Síochána have criticised a thoughtless tractor driver as a “poor show” for allowing a line of...

August 30, 2021

Wheel comes off tractor on road after ‘nuts removed’

Wheel comes off tractor on road after ‘nuts removed’

An appeal for information has been made by authorities after a wheel came off a moving tractor on a Scottish...

August 27, 2021

What is needed for a tractor to be suitable for Irish roads?

What is needed for a tractor to be suitable for Irish roads?

Driving a tractor is an essential part of the business for most modern farmers around the country – but, should...

August 26, 2021

Driver towing trailer brought to speedy halt by Gardaí

Driver towing trailer brought to speedy halt by Gardaí

A driver towing a livestock trailer was brought to a “speedy” halt by members of An Garda Síochána based in...

August 26, 2021

What are the rules for animals crossing the road?

What are the rules for animals crossing the road?

Animals crossing the road is a sometimes difficult but necessary part of the job for many livestock farmers across the...

August 25, 2021

Urgent safety appeal issued after ‘a dark 24 hours on Irish roads’

Urgent safety appeal issued after ‘a dark 24 hours on Irish roads’

An urgent road safety appeal has been issued following the deaths of six road users in the last 24 hours....

August 20, 2021

Road safety: Driver grounded by Gardaí over weight woes

Road safety: Driver grounded by Gardaí over weight woes

The driver of a jeep towing a trailer with a skip was grounded by Gardaí recently due to the detection...

August 16, 2021

Motorists urged to be patient and alert during ‘busy season’

Motorists urged to be patient and alert during ‘busy season’

Irish motorists have been urged to showed patience and caution in what is a very busy time of the year...

August 5, 2021

Public urged to secure loads following botched bales trip

Public urged to secure loads following botched bales trip

Farmers have been urged to ensure that they secure loads when transporting bales of hay, straw and silage following an...

August 3, 2021

‘Writing on the wall’ for tractor driver drawing bales

‘Writing on the wall’ for tractor driver drawing bales

The “writing was on the wall” for a tractor driver drawing a load of straw with Gardaí over the weekend...

August 3, 2021