Health & Safety

The Driving Experts
Based in Ballina, Co Mayo and established by the late Tiernan Gill Snr in 1971, Gills Driving School is one of the most progressive driver training organisations in Ireland.

School of excellence
Proud to be one of Irelands most successful driving school, Airport Driving School has been teaching people to drive cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles and forklifts with its personalised driving lessons for nearly 50 years.

School of excellence
McMillen Driver Training is one of Northern Irelands leading providers of Driver CPC, HGV and LGV training. For more than a decade, the family-run concern has been helping candidates pass their driving tests and embark on successful careers in the transport industry.

ADTA - a lesson in quality training
So far as driver training academies in this country go, not many have earned such a glowing reputation in the way that ADTA in Mullingar have eight short years after its inception.

FORS gives cyclists new perspective for Ciclovia Belfast 2016
FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, will be a highly visible presence in the Northern Ireland capital at Ciclovia Belfast, the community event which closes part of the city to motor vehicles to allow cyclists, and especially families, to use traffic-free roads and to encourage healthier living.

Road-users urged to get behind National Drive to Save Lives
Motorcycle safety, tyre safety, driving for work and vulnerable road-user safety are the focus of this years Irish Road Safety Week which will see a week of road safety activities taking place nationwide from Monday 3 October to Sunday 9 October. T

Questions on drink-driving to be added to Driver Theory Test
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has announced that from Monday 10 October, questions on drinking and driving will be added to the Driver Theory Test for the Motorcycle, Car and Works Vehicles Driver Theory Test.

Volvo safety cab enabled driver to walk away with just cuts and bruises following horrific accident
Paul Cooling, a driver for J. Medler Haulage of Norwich, has attributed his wellbeing to the design and safety features incorporated in the Volvo cab of the FH tractor unit he was driving following a horrific road traffic accident on 22nd March 2016.

Safety comes first for Petrohaul
Galway-based Petrohaul Ltd. is one of Irelands premier transporters of fuel and hazardous goods.

MAHA Ireland always pass the test
MAHA Ireland Ltd offer their customers a one stop shop for all their vehicle testing equipment needs. Speaking to Irish Trucker, Managing Director John Mallon revealed the secret ingredients of their winning formula.

Driver prejudices cause road safety concenrs
Over 16 million UK motorists judge other drivers based on the colour, type, and cleanliness of their car and even let it affect how they drive according to a new study released today.

New Road Safety Guidelines Launched for Drivers and Horse-Riders
The Road Safety Authority (RSA), Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) and An Garda Síochána have launched a set of guidelines for drivers and horse-riders on how to share the roads safely.

Business plays critical role in keeping roads safe
Employers across Ireland have been urged to make road safety a critical part of their business plans at a European conference organised by the European Transport Safety Council, the Road Safety Authority, the Health and Safety Authority and Garda Síochána.

Volvo Trucks releases five new features for rough terrain
Volvo Trucks continues to improve productivity within construction by releasing another five new features, including Volvo Dynamic Steering for dual front axles and increased front axle loads.

Intelligent Telematics launches mobile app for instant access to crash footage
Intelligent Telematics, the leading provider of 3G vehicle camera and tracking solutions to the road transport and fleet sectors, has launched a mobile app that will enable operators to better monitor the wellbeing and status of vehicles and employees.

RSA & Gardai target new campaign at cyclists & HGV drivers to highlight blind spots on trucks
To mark the start of Bike Week 13th – 21st June, the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána, have today, Monday 15th June, 2015 launched a new campaign, targeting cyclists and truck drivers.

Barry Training Services Celebrates 25 Years of RTITB Training
Long standing RTITB accredited partner, Barry Training Services (BTS), is celebrating 25 years of delivering RTITB training to the workplace transport industry.

Trucker caught reading a book while driving on M60
Reading is good for the mind but not the body if you happen to do it while driving a HGV down the M60.

New Regulations on Rigid Truck & Drawbar Trailer Combination Weight Limits
From 1st June 2015 the owners / operators of six (or more) axle rigid truck and drawbar trailer combinations will have the option of operating at 46 tonnes.

New truck for driver who makes return after four year absence following crash
The UKs leading container transport and distribution operator Maritime Transport, has welcomed experienced driver Derek Drummond back to work, after a four year absence, with a new Volvo FH Globetrotter 6x2 tractor unit.

Road Safety Alert – Weather Warning Issued with Strong Winds
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extreme care when using the roads as Met Éireann has issued an orange weather alert warning of winds of up to 65 to 80 km/h for exposed coastal and hilly areas

RSA & Gardai warn drivers of sun glare link to Road Deaths
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are, today Tuesday 20 January, reminding drivers to be aware of the danger posed by sun glare, which results in drivers being temporarily dazzled or blinded by the intensity and brightness of a low sun on the horizon.

Road Safety Update – Risk of Hazardous Road Conditions and Freezing Fog
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is warning road users of the dangers posed by freezing fog which has been forecast by Met Eireann in many parts of the country over the coming days.

RSA renews its New Year appeal as six lives lost in the first week of 2015
The Road Safety Authority has renewed its New Year road safety appeal, for all road users to take extra care on the roads, following the deaths of four women in a fatal crash yesterday evening outside Athy, Co. Kildare.

Almost half of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities occur during the hours of darkness
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Electric Ireland today launched their annual National Be Safe Be Seen Day which will take place on Sunday 21 December, the shortest and darkest day of the year.

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