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Road safety awards

Celebrating and recognising our road safety advocates and heroes.  

Every year we host and participate in awards ceremonies to celebrate the work being done in the area of road safety. Recognising our country’s often unsung road safety heroes is so important to encourage and promote safe behaviour and action on our roads. 

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition road safety award


    Every year we present an award at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for projects that cover a road safety or related topic. We find it heartening that young people continue to engage hugely with road safety awareness and have come up with ingenious projects and solutions to keep everyone safe on our roads. 

    Our most recent award was presented to Cuán Moore from St Conleth’s College Dublin for his project: “The effectiveness of colour on a bike light”. It was presented in the Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences junior individual category.

    More information on our road safety award at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 

    If you would like to find out more information about our road safety award and past winners, please: 

    Student Media Awards for road safety journalism  


    Every year we sponsor a specialist award for journalism relating to road safety at the annual Student Media Awards ceremony (also known as the Smedias).  It is presented to recognise the best written, published or broadcast piece of journalism on road safety issues in any medium – such as television, radio, internet, digital or otherwise – by a third-level student in Ireland.  

    Our most recent winner was Roisin Phelan from DCU with her essay: “Are cyclists safe on Irish roads?” 

    More information on our road safety award at the Student Media Awards 

    You can find more information on the Student Media Awards website, including the entry guidelines

    Leading Lights in Road Safety award 

      Do you know a Leading Light in road safety?

      Do you know an individual, school, business or organisation who is committed to making our roads safer?

      Our ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards’ are back and nominations are now open for 2022!

      Now in their thirteenth 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.

      This is the first Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards since the launch of the Government Road Safety Strategy 2021 – 2030. 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.

      In 2022, with the permission of his family, the media award will be given in honour of former RSA chairperson and esteemed broadcaster, Gay Byrne.

      Please see more here