Article By Michelle Cowley

Be Mindful - Irish Road Safety Week 2nd to 8th October 2017

It’s that time of year again folks when everyone is requested to become more mindful of our safety on Irish roads. As we know the evenings will get longer, the mornings frostier, the roads leaf laden, and of course the rush to get where we are going ever more pressing…

So, this week is Irish Road Safety Week (IRSW) and it will be taking place from this morning Monday 2 October to Sunday 8 October. Plenty of road safety activities are planned nationwide by both the Road Safety Authority and community groups across the nation.

If you would like to take part in some way then the Irish Road Safety Authority (RSA) are looking for your help with this national drive to save lives. If there are events happening in your community, get involved and do help to save lives on our roads. Be sure also to send the details to campaigns@rsa.ie where they can publicise your initiatives across their social media for the week.

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Some Irish Road Safety Week Events (Courtesy of RSA):

•On Monday 2 October: The RSA will host its Annual Academic Lecture in the The Corrigan Hall, Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare Street. The theme of this year’s lecture is 30km/h speed limits…

On Wednesday 4 October: The RSA and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) will jointly run Tyre Safety Day where free tyre checks will be on offer to motorists in participating garages. More information will be on www.ITIA.ie …

On Wednesday 4 October: The RSA, Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and An Garda Síochána are hosting a Driving for Work Seminar on ‘Managing Driving for Work’ for employers in the Castletroy Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Limerick from 8.30am to 1pm. Places are limited so email drivingforwork@rsa.ie to register your place by Friday 30 September.

•On Friday 6 October: National Beep Beep Day is a chance for Pre-schoolers to get involved in road safety. Please place your orders through the RSA Online Orders system in plenty of time to have your packs in time.


Please do your best to take part in Irish Road Safety Week in some small way whether it be attending an event, organising a road safety initiative of the week, or simply commit to being a more mindful driver.