Local driving instructor wins Leading Light in Road Safety award

A Galway man has been awarded a Road Safety Authority Leading Lights Approved Driving Instructor (Car ) award for 2017.

Philip Rice was presented with the Approved Driving Instructor – Car by the RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell at the RSA’s 10th annual Leading Lights in Road Safety awards in Croke Park.

Mr Rice trains drivers in the Galway region and has been an ADI since January 2009 and he has a keen interest in road safety and also works as an industry representative on the RSA’s ADI Stakeholder Forum helping the RSA to develop the driving instruction industry and standard of driver training.

He is also involved in Driver CPC training which is a periodic refresher training for bus and truck drivers.

A total of 24 individuals and organisations were honoured for their commitment and dedication to road safety at the 10th annual Leading Lights in Road Safety awards which were presented by RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell and RSA chief executive Moyagh Murdock in Croke Park.

The Minister of Transport, Tourism, and Sport, Shane Ross, said: “Congratulations to everyone who received an award today, and on behalf of all road users, thank you for your commitment and dedication to making our roads safer.”

Liz O’Donnell, chairperson of the RSA presented the awards, said: “Road safety is about making the roads we share with our family, neighbours, friends, and colleagues a safer place. It is about keeping our local communities safe. And that is why we are recognising the great work being celebrated here today. Work that is helping to make communities right across the country safer for all. Work that is making a difference and saving lives.”

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