Road safety is a multi-agency effort. We work in partnership with a number of groups toward a common road safety objective.

Key partners

Department of Transport

The Deparment – our majority funder – has responsibility to:

  • Deliver on the national roads programme as part of the National Development Plan
  • Implement the Government’s Road Safety Strategy in partnership with the RSA

An Garda Síochána

Partners with us on a range of fronts; notably on enforcement, speed detection, traffic management and education.

National Roads Authority (NRA)

The NRA’s primary function under the Roads Act 1993 is to provide a safe and efficient network of national roads.

This is a key concern for us, as road type and quality is a contributing factor in many collisions.

Local authorities

The 29 county councils and five city councils carry out a number of key road safety functions, including:

  • Maintenance and improvement works on all regional and local roads
  • Issuing driving licences through Motor Taxation Offices (MTO)

Medical Bureau of Road Safety (MBRS)

The MBRS carries out tests on blood, urine and breath samples supplied by Gardai following road collisions, and conducts research into drinking/drugs in relation to driving.

AA Ireland

Apart from offering services to motorists, the AA has a strong policy-making remit within issues such as vehicle standards and road safety.

Approved Driving Instructors (ADI)

As the first point of engagement with new drivers, ADIs play a crucial role in raising driving standards and reducing the level of collisions, death and serious injury.