Road Safety

Road Safety

Road Safety for young adults is particularly important, due to lack of experience on the road. The Road Safety Authority in Ireland advocate for road safety for all road users. To learn more visit https://www.rsa.ie/road-safety 

Key risk factors for young drivers- Carrying passengers- Research shows that peer pressure can encourage bad driving and result in drivers ‘showing off’ to their passengers and taking more risks. Newly qualified drivers with a car full of passengers of similar age are four times more likely to be in a fatal crash, compared with when driving alone. However, when carrying older adult passengers, young drivers are less likely to crash, indicating it is peer pressure rather than simply the presence of passengers that raises the risk.

Driving at night- Young drivers have a higher proportion of crashes in the evenings and early mornings. Driving at night also requires extreme care. Young drivers may be under the impression that because roads are quieter at night it is safer for them to speed or pay less attention. In fact, driving at night takes more care due to poorer visibility, and greater likelihood of drink drivers or drunk pedestrians on the roads.

Speeding- Young people often drive too fast because they underestimate the risks associated with speeding, and crashes occur because they do not have to react to a dangerous situation and control their vehicle to avoid a collision.

Drink and drug driving- Drivers in their 20s self-report as having the highest rate of driving when over the drink-drive limit of all age groups.

The consequences of drink and drug driving are extremely serious. People involved in a road traffic incident are more than just a number for the Road Safety Report, they are someone’s family, friend, colleague, or neighbour.  

It takes at least one hour to process one standard drink. Visit Drink Aware for more information on what is a standard drink. 

Mobile Phones

Despite this, evidence suggests young drivers are more likely than older drivers to use their mobile phones at the wheel: the RAC has found that around half of young people (aged 17-24) admit to using their mobile phone behind the wheel, the highest proportion of all age categories.

Fun Things to do in Kerry

Fun Things to do in Kerry

What is there to do in Kerry?

Sports/ Clubs & Societies

  • (KRSP) Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership Tralee – aims to increase participation in sport and physical activity and, thereby, the creation of a more active, more inclusive, and healthier society. Contact information 066 718 4776 / info@kerryrecreationandsports.ie
  • GAA Football clubs in Kerry- https://www.kerrygaa.ie/clubs/
  • Visit the Aquadome, an indoor pool with fun slides and water effects. Open 10am-10pm Monday – Friday and 10am-7pm weekends. https://aquadome.ie/
  • Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre Open 10am-10pm Monday – Thursday, 10am-9pm Friday and 10am-7pm weekends. https://killarney.coralleisure.ie/
  • Tralee Park runs happen every Saturday @9:30am. Take place at Tralee Town Park, Denny Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

There are multiple clubs and societies available in the MTU Munster Technological University. To view clubs https://www.mtu.ie/campus-life/clubs/ and to view societies https://www.mtu.ie/campus-life/societies/.

There are various clubs and societies depending on your interests. If you need more information contact KDYS Youth Information 087 7801575 / 085 8075996.

Entertainment

  • Bowling Buddies in Tralee https://bowlingbuddiestralee.com/
  • Omniplex Cinema located in Killarney and Tralee
  • Killarney Skate Park located beside Killarney Sports and Leisure club.

Adventure

In Kerry we are fortunate to have some of the most beautiful beaches, national parks and hidden gems dotted across the county. For more information visit https://www.discoverkerry.com/

How to book your driving test online

How to book your driving test online

Once you’ve received your booking invitation and signed in to MyRoadSafetyOpen in new browser tab you have 10 days to choose an appointment.

Follow these five steps:

  1. Pick a driving test centre – you’ll be shown the one nearest to you but can select any
  2. If you need assistance for your test, please select ‘Special Accommodations’ and provide details
  3. Choose a date and time for your test appointment and make sure you’re available to attend
  4. Select ‘Pay now’ to use your service credit. Please only click on this button once and wait. Do not refresh your screen, or you risk making multiple payments
  5. Review your booking details and confirm you have read the Terms and Conditions

Your booking is complete! You will receive an email to confirm the details of your driving test.

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