Do you know a Leading Light in road safety?

The Road Safety Authority this week announced the call for nominations for its annual Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards.

Now in its seventh year, the awards recognise and honour the contribution made by people nationwide to reducing deaths and serious injuries on the roads. The RSA is calling on communities all over Mayo to once again nominate their Leading Lights in road safety - someone who campaigns, educates, and commits to improving road safety in their community.

Last year, Shell E&P Limited won the business category Leading Lights in Road Safety Award for its safe driving programme, developed to promote safety as part of its Corrib Gas project and in the Erris region. The aim of this programme is to minimise the road safety impacts of Shell’s operations, whilst sharing knowledge and experience of road safety with the community in order to improve driver behaviour and reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on the roads.

Nominations are now open for the Road Safety Authority Leading Lights Awards to recognise the work of committed volunteers, businesses, and organisations. Details of how to enter your nomination in the Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards are available on www.rsa.ie/leadinglights This year you can enter your nomination online, by email, or by post.

Announcing the call for entries, Gay Byrne, chairman of the Road Safety Authority said, “Over the past few years, the judging panel and I have had the pleasure of reviewing the entries sent in from all over the country to our annual Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards. And every year, we have the same problem – how to pick just one winner. Because the truth is, every entry deserves to be recognised for the efforts made to keep our roads safe.

“These extraordinary people around the country do this, not for themselves, but for their communities, their students, their colleagues and their friends, so that we all can share the benefits of safer roads. So if you know someone that has made an extraordinary effort to promote road safety, or if you are one of those people, enter this year’s Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards so that we can honour the great work that you do.”

Further information on the criteria for submitting an award, the categories for this year’s awards, and how to submit an entry are available at www.rsa.ie/leadinglights

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