News and Events
- 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.
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
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.
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.