Ag cosaint ár bpobail

For families and society, the cost of death and injury on our roads is enormous. Sadly, many people in Ireland have been touched in some way by road traffic collisions. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility

The Community Road Safety Programme aims to create a sense of public and personal pride in our behaviour on the road. Whether we are pedestrians, motorcyclists, cyclists, drivers or passengers, we all need to take responsibility – and pride – in how we behave on the road.

Muintir na Tire, the National Community Forum and other organisations have asked us to develop a road safety programme which would address road safety issues at community level.

Many groups working in the area of road safety co-operated to develop this programme including:

  • Gardaí
  • education sector
  • health sector
  • local authorities
  • community groups
  • road crash survivors.

The result is a resource pack and an accompanying DVD. The pack has been developed with community groups for community groups.

We will train community leaders through Muintir na Tire and the National Community Forum to deliver this programme locally but the programme is not just for these organisations – anyone can receive training to deliver the programme to their local community.  We urge community groups to get involved with the Community Road Safety Programme and to promote it locally.

What is the Community Road Safety Programme?

It is based on the Rules of the Road and aims to change the attitudes and behaviour of drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists.

The programme focuses on five main topics:

  • speed and speeding
  • use of safety belts, child restraints and safety on buses
  • road user impairment through alcohol, illegal and legal drug use, driver fatigue and mobile phone use
  • unsafe behaviour towards or by vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists young children and older people
  • emergency services

The programme also features information on:

  • good driving practice
  • testimonies from road traffic collision survivors

Further information

If you would like further information on this programme you should contact:

Research & Education Unit
Road Safety Authority
Moy Valley Business Park
Primrose Hill
Co Mayo

Tel: 096 25206 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              096 25206      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Email: [email protected]