Skip to Content
Who we are

Our structure

How our organisation is structured to help deliver on our mission.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) was established in 2006 as a statutory public body under the Road Safety Authority Act 2006.

The RSA is an agency of the Department of Transport and has its own non-executive board as well as its own leadership team team.

Since 2006, the role of the RSA has expanded and statutory functions have been added to our core road safety remit.

RSA Ballina HQ

Our internal structure

Our executive is structured as five core directorates. This helps us to better deliver on our road safety mandate and mission and deliver the public services and functions we are responsible for.

  • Delivery of the driver testing system
  • Management of driver instructor and licensing 
  • Overseeing the driver theory test system
  • Management of the penalty points system.
  • Raising awareness of road safety
  • Educating road users
  • Researching road safety issues.

Internal support and functions including:

  • Finance
  • Procurement
  • Estate, facility and fleet management
  • Environment, health and safety
  • Freedom of information, data protection and information security
  • Corporate governance, legal, internal audit and board secretary support services to the organisation.
  • Vehicle safety and testing
  • Compliance with regulations and legislation
  • Enforcing road safety legislation for commercial vehicles and their drivers
  • Developing national requirements and policies on vehicle standards and technical roadworthiness testing
  • Providing expert technical information to industry and the public
  • Introducing new vehicle safety standards and promoting the importance of vehicle maintenance
  • Monitoring international best practices and global developments in vehicle technologies that improve road safety.
  • Oversight and support for the delivery of corporate plans
  • Supporting successful change and project management
  • Business design
  • Information communication technology
  • Operational excellence
  • Customer care
  • Legal services.
RSA High level organisation structure