Irish Road Safety Week 2019

Irish Road Safety Week 2019

Irish Road Safety Week from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 October 2019

This year, Irish Road Safety Week (IRSW) will be taking place from Monday 7 October to Sunday 13 October with lots of road safety activities planned nationwide. We’re looking for your help with this national drive to save lives, so if there are events happening in your community, get involved and help to save lives on our roads.

We also want to hear what you’re doing to support Irish Road Safety Week in your community, school or workplace, so send the details to and we’ll post them on this page. We look forward to working with you to help save lives and prevent serious injuries on our roads.
Here’s the list of what’s happening so far:


  • On Monday 7 October, the RSA will host its Annual Academic Lecture in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  The theme of this year’s lecture is Drug Impaired Driving: prevalence, risks and detection and will be attended by a wide variety of road safety stakeholders. 


  • On Wednesday 9 October: This is Tyre safety Day. A copy of ‘Your guide to Tyre Safety’ which includes information on buying second hand tyres can be downloaded here. Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) members around Ireland are inviting all motorists to call in for a FREE tyre pressure check and thread depth inspection during RSA Road Safety Week .A visit to will lead motorists to their nearest ITIA registered dealer.


  • The RSA, Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and An Garda Síochána are hosting free Driving for Work Seminars on ‘Grey Fleet’ for employers on Wednesday 9 October in the Clayton Hotel Galway and on Thursday 10 October in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown. To register please do so on the following link:



  • The RSA will be airing its winter ready radio advert throughout the week. As the winter months are approaching its time to make sure your vehicle is maintained ahead of the winter season.


  • Child Safety Day takes place on Friday 11 October 2019. Child safety day will incorporate lots of Road Safety Activities including  Beep Beep Day and Check It Fits.



  • National “Beep Beep Day” takes place during Child Safety Day. Beep Beep Day is a chance for pre-schoolers to learn road safety skills from a young age. The RSA have provided over 1,200 Beep Beep packs to pre-school providers in September and Beep Beep Days will be happening in pre-schools all over the country this week.


  • Check it Fits, the RSA’s free child car seat checking service in partnership with Toyota, will be visiting locations in Dublin and Meath during Irish Road Safety Week including Child Safety Day. For more details on these and other locations please visit the Check it Fits section of our website here.


  • The RSA Shuttle and Rollover will be visiting a number of locations during Irish Road safety Week.  The Shuttle will be visiting two schools in Wexford and will also be 3 days at Zeminar in the National Sports Centre in Blanchardstown.


  • There will be a number of free giveaways on certain RSA’s social media channels during the week. 


  • The RSA ‘StreetSmart’ brings road safety to life in a fun way for young children aged between 4 and 12. Using a ‘streetscape’ map, children wander the street scene and learn more about important road safety skills. Streetsmart will be visiting Scoil Muire gan Smal in Carlow for Irish Road Safety Week.


  • In October, the RSA will also be distributing its ‘Back to School’ pack to secondary students, while Seatbelt Sheriff and Hi Glo Silver will be making an appearance at primary level.


  • Our National Road Safety Education Service will be travelling the length and breadth of the country, delivering road safety education programmes to crèches, schools, universities, workplaces and communities throughout the week.