Irish Road Safety Week 202302.10.2023
Irish Road Safety Week (IRSW) will be taking place from Monday 2 October to Sunday 8 October.
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 about what you’re doing to support Irish Road Safety Week in your community, school or workplace, so please send the details to [email protected] 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 02 October is Tyre safety Day. You can download a copy of ‘Your guide to Tyre Safety’ which includes information on buying second-hand tyres. The 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 Irish Road Safety Week. A visit to www.itia.ie will lead motorists to their nearest ITIA registered dealer.
- Wednesday 4 October The Road Safety Authority will hold their annual conference. This year’s conference will look at the theme of serious injuries and will feature national and international speakers who will share best practice in addressing this issue. The speakers will be from a variety of backgrounds including policy development, academia and medicine. On the day we hope to host a panel discussion with international experts on E-Scooters, to learn from their policies and experiences.
- Friday 6 October is National ‘Child Safety Day’. It is a chance for Pre-schoolers to get involved in road safety. Pre-schools ordered Beep Beep packs on the RSA website and we will be distributing these packs, with over 40,000 high visibility vests to pre-schools nationwide, in time for Child Safety Day.
- The Shuttle is an interactive unit where visitors can enjoy an interactive, educational road safety experiences and will visit Loretto Sports Complex in Fermoy on 2nd October and Kildare Town Community School, Kildare Town 3-5th October and St Mary's Secondary School Newport, Tipperary on the 6th October.
- StreetSmart brings road safety to life in a fun way for young school children. It uses a StreetScape mat and props which incorporate typical street scenes. StreetSmart is designed for children aged between 4 and 12 and is due to visit: Scoil Iosagain, Ballybunion, Kerry 2-4th October and Scoil Breac Cluain, Annascaul, Kerry 5-6th October (2 days)
- Our ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards’ are back and nominations are now open for 2023! Now in their fourteenth year, the awards will recognise and honour the contribution made by individuals, groups and communities from all over Ireland in reducing serious injuries and deaths on our roads. Entrants will be recognised for not only making Ireland’s roads safer, but for their contribution to Ireland’s journey toward Vision Zero – zero road deaths and serious injuries by 2050. So if you know an individual, school, business or organisation who is committed to making our roads safer, why not nominate them now for a Leading Light in Road Safety Award.
- In Cork the following activities have been arranged:
Monday 2nd – Road Safety Workshop in Gael Scoil Ui Eigeartaigh Primary School in Cobh, Co Cork.
Tuesday 3rd – Road Safety Event at Collaiste Treasa Secondary School in Kanturk, Co Cork.
Thursday 4th – Cycle Right Training at Scoil Mhairtin in Kilworth, Co. Cork.
Friday 6th – Pre-School Visits in County Cork.
- In Longford Longford Community Safety Partnership ; Slaintecare Healthy Communities Programme and the Healthy Longford Programme, supported by Longford County Council will be hosting their first Community Safety & Wellbeing Expo. The Expo will take place on Thursday 5 October from 10 am to 3pm at The Longford Sports Hub, St Mel’s college, Longford. There will be over 30 stands and interactive exhibits including the Road Safety Virtual Reality Headsets.