Is there a ‘Leading Light’ in your community?

The Road Safety Authority (RSA ) is calling for nominations in the annual ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ awards.

Now in its 10th year, the awards recognise and honour the contribution made by people and organisations nationwide in reducing deaths and serious injuries on Irish roads. The RSA is asking communities to once again nominate their ‘Leading Light’ in road safety – whether that be a group or an individual who campaigns, educates and is committed to improving road safety in their community.

Liz O’Donnell, chairperson of the Road Safety Authority (RSA ), said: “We are delighted to bring the ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ awards into their tenth year. Each year we call on the people of Ireland to recognise the ordinary people in their community that are doing extraordinary work to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads. These awards aim to acknowledge the remarkable contributions made by volunteers, teachers, students, businesses, journalists, and community groups in making the roads safer for all.

“If you know someone who is a hero for road safety in your community, or if you are one of those people, enter this year’s ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ awards so we can celebrate the great work being done across the country.”

This year, an additional category has been added to the list of awards, with the introduction of the ‘Future Award’. The purpose of the Future Award is to highlight and acknowledge the development of innovative, technological concepts that demonstrate a real positive impact on road safety and an actual or future contribution to saving lives.

Entries will be accepted in each of the following categories: Road Safety Officer of the Year; Education - pre-primary, primary, secondary, special, third level/further and community education; Public Sector; Emergency Services; Local Media; National Media; Business; Future Award; Approved Driving Instructor (ADI ) of the Year; CPC Trainer of the Year; CPC Training Organisation of the Year.

The winners from each category will go forward and be in with a chance of becoming the winner of the Supreme Award for 2017. The closing date for entries is Wednesday, November 1. The winners of each category will be announced at the awards ceremony in Croke Park on Wednesday, December 13.

To make a nomination or for more details visit www.RSA.ie/LeadingLights

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