Irish Road Safety Week 2015

Irish Road Safety Week 2015

Irish Road Safety Week from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th October 2015

This year, Irish Road Safety Week (IRSW) will be taking place from Monday 5 October to Sunday 11 October with lots of road safety activities planned nationwide. We’re looking for your help with this national drive to save lives, so if there are events happening in your community, get involved and help to save lives on our roads.

We also want to hear what’s you’re doing to support Irish Road Safety Week in your community, school or workplace, so send the details to campaigns@rsa.ie and we’ll post them on this page.

We look forward to working with you to help save lives and prevent serious injuries on our roads.

Here’s the list of what’s happening so far:

On Monday 5 October, the RSA will host its Annual Academic Lecture in the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin. The theme of this year’s lecture is cycling safety and will be attended by a wide variety of road safety stakeholders.

On Wednesday 7 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   There will also be a tyre safety radio campaign airing during the week. A copy of ‘Your guide to Tyre Safety’ which includes information on buying second hand tyres can be downloaded here.

On Friday 9 October, Beep Beep Day, which focuses on road safety for pre-schoolers, will be taking place in crèches and pre-schools around the country.

During Irish Road Safety Week, the RSA will be broadcasting its ‘Is Your Car Ready for Winter?’ radio ad to remind road-users to maintain their cars, especially in wet and windy weather.

There will be free giveaways on the RSA’s Facebook and Twitter pages, including 3,000 bicycle lights!

The RSA Shuttle and Rollover will be visiting National University Institute Galway (NUIG) campus on 5-7 Oct and University College Dublin (UCD) on 8 and 9 Oct, teaching communities and schools about road safety.

Check it Fits, the RSA’s free child car seat checking service, will be visiting Donegal during Irish Road Safety Week to give free car seat checks and advice to parents and guardians. For more details on the locations please visit the Check it Fits section of our website

The RSA ‘StreetSmart’ brings road safety to life in a fun way for young children aged between 4 and 12. Using a ‘streetscape’ map, children wander the street scene and learn more about important road safety skills. StreetSmart will be in Scoil Íde, Corbally, Limerick during Irish Road Safety Week.

In October, the RSA will also be distributing its ‘Back to School’ pack to secondary students, while Seatbelt Sheriff and Hi Glo Silver will be making an appearance at primary level.

Our National Road Safety Education Service will be travelling the length and breadth of the the country, delivering road safety education programmes to crèches, schools, universities, workplaces and communities throughout the week.

The following programme of activity is taking place in Galway. See here for details

the following programme of activity is taking place in Cork. See here for details