Article By Michelle Cowley

10 Years Working To Save Lives On Irish Roads – Time To Nominate Your Leading Lights!

Do you know any Leading Lights in Road Safety or Road Safety Education? If you do, then Road Safety Week is the time you might wish to think about how to nominate that individual or organisation for a Leading Light Award to say thank you for all their hard work!

Beginning in 2008 and still running, the Road Safety Authority’s ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards’ recognise contributions made by everyday people nationwide who take the initiative in working towards reducing deaths and serious injuries on Irish roads.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) defines a leading light as “an individual, school, business or organisation who campaigns, educates and is committed to improving road safety in their community”. Nominations are now open for the RSA’s 2017 ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards’ competition. You can find what constitutes a potential award-winning initiative by clicking on the link, and the categories for nomination are listed below.

Leading Lights In Road Safety

The categories of awards are as follows:

• Road Safety Ambassador of the Year

• Road Safety Officer of the Year

• Education Category

• Public Sector

• Emergency Services

• Local Media Award

• National Media Award

• Business Category

• Future Award

• Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) of the Year

• CPC Trainer of the Year

• CPC Training Organisation of the Year


Supreme Award - The Supreme Award will be presented to one of the category award winners from above. The winner of this award will be chosen by the RSA chosen judging panel and will be presented to an individual or group for either the most innovative and outstanding road safety initiative, or for leadership and exemplary dedication to the area of road safety.

Who is your Leading Light? Windsor encourages you to nominate your Leading Light with the RSA Leading Light campaign – The nominations closing date is October 9th 2017 for ADI categories and November 1st 2017 for all other nominations.


Further information

For further information on the ‘Leading Lights’ awards please contact Aisling Leonard by email atleadinglights@rsa.ie.

You can find the Leading Lights RSA Promotional Video by clicking on the link.