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Ireland: motorcyclists urged to bike safe this summer

Published Wed, 30/05/2018 - 20:00


  • 171 motorcyclists have been killed and 629 seriously injured since 2010
  • Summer is high risk for motorcyclists, especially Saturday and Sunday
  • Approved PPE, high visibility clothing and ’ease off the throttle’ 
  • Drivers need to look and look again for motorcyclists


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are appealing to motorcycle riders to ‘Bike Safe’ as the risk to riders’ safety is set to increase over the summer months.

Ireland: National Slow Down Day

Published Fri, 25/05/2018 - 16:42

Overview: Saturday results

Since 07:00 =Fridat morning, GoSafe checked the speed of 132,188 vehicles with 211 vehicles detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

% Over Speed Limit 50km/h Zone

79km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R702 Ballymurphy Borris Carlow

71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R755 Ashtown Or Ballinafunshoge Roundwood Wicklow

70km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R445 Ballymany Newbridge Kildare

69km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R527 Ballysimon Road Limerick Limerick

Luxembourg: grossly overweight van seized on its way to Algeria

Published Wed, 23/05/2018 - 18:11

On May 21, the highway patrol in Luxembourg was contacted because of a broken down van. Because of cracked/busted twin tyres, the vehicle was immobilized on the emergency lane from the highway A1 between Germany and France. The driver, who came from Germany, was on his way to Marseille to take the ferry to Algeria. It was immediately apparent that the van was heavily overloaded. Because of the overload, the chassis was torn in the middle and the front left suspension was broken.

More than one hundred arrests in police action against itinerant criminals

Published Wed, 23/05/2018 - 14:48

Police in the Netherlands have arrested at least one hundred people during a national operation against itinerant criminals. The arrestees are suspected, among other things, of shoplifting, pickpocketing and illegal possession of weapons.

Agents did research in the Netherlands last week on itinerant criminals, who often come from Eastern Europe. In the action, called Trivium, the police received assistance from, among others, the Tax Authorities, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and German and Belgian colleagues.