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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. 

European Road Safety Charter awards

    The European Road Safety Charter (ERSC) is now accepting applications for their Excellence in Road Safety Awards for 2023. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday 19 October 2023.

    Each year, the ERSC Excellence in Road Safety Awards acknowledges different categories in order to champion as many good practices as possible. In 2023, the awards categories will be:

    • Best use of data to promote road safety
    • Best road safety project for road users with reduced mobility
    • Best project promoting fitness to drive
    • Best project supporting road safety in the e-commerce sector
    • Urban Road Safety Award

    Please visit the ERSC website for more information.

      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