Award Categories

Read about the different award categories here.

 

Road Safety Ambassador of the Year

This award will be given to an individual who has raised awareness of road safety in their community and who acts as an ambassador for others on how to be road safety aware.

Road Safety Officer of the Year

This award will be given to a Road Safety Officer, working on behalf of a local authority, who has actively contributed to making the roads safer within the community. Interested RSOs may self nominate or may be nominated by another. We are looking for projects or initiatives that demonstrate innovation, commitment, achievement, sustainability, good research and which can be replicated.

Education Category

Awards will be given for the design and originality of educational initiatives, from early childhood to third level and community, which have made a significant impact on the teaching or practice of road safety within an educational environment.

Nominations will be accepted under the following sub-categories:

  • Pre-primary
  • Primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Special education
  • Third Level / Further education
  • Community education

Public Sector

This award will be given to a public sector organisation, including the Fire Services, Gardaí, Paramedics and Local Authorities, who has committed to promoting road safety in their organisation and who has made a significant contribution to safer roads in their community.

Emergency Services

This award will be given to individuals or groups within the Emergency Services (i.e. Garda, Ambulance, Fire personnel) who have made an outstanding contribution to road safety in their community. Interested emergency service personnel may self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague or a member of the public.

Local Media Award

Awards will be given to individuals or groups who have made an outstanding contribution to road safety through the local media.

National Media Award

Awards will be given to national media groups or individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to road safety through the media.

Business Category

Awards will be presented to a business or organisation that has shown commitment to road safety by encouraging safe driving practices to all its staff or safer vehicle operations within its organisation.

Future Award

This award will be given to an individual, business or organisation that displays innovation and forward-thinking in promoting road safety.

The purpose of this award is to highlight innovative technological concepts that clearly demonstrate a real positive impact on road safety and an actual or future contribution to saving lives.

Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) of the Year

An award will be handed out in four categories. They are:

  • ADI of the Year – CAR
  • ADI of the Year – MOTORCYCLE
  • ADI of the Year – BUS
  • ADI of the Year – TRUCK

The criteria for all four ADI awards are the same. The relevant award will be given to the ADI who has passed his or her routine check list with a score of at least 90%. His/her registration must be up to date and without any previous complaints against them. They must complete a practical driving assessment and a theory based test on the Rules of the Road. These scores will be added together and the one with the highest score will be deemed the winner. If there is a draw, there will be an eliminator to select the overall winner.

ADIs must be nominated by another current ADI or a learner driver. ADIs must make themselves available for the selection process when invited. Alternative dates and times will not be possible.

ADI’s who have won a Leading Light Award in the past in either of the categories above (car, bus, truck, motorcycle) are not eligible to enter for award in the same category until 3 years have lapsed.

ADI’s may be nominated in one category only. Where nominations are received for the same ADI in more than one category (car, motorcycle, bus, truck), the nominee will be asked to choose just one category under which they wish to be considered for assessment.

 

CPC Trainer of the Year

This award will be given to a CPC Trainer who has demonstrated commitment to road safety through the delivery of the CPC programme. The winner of this award will be selected on the basis of feedback provided by drivers who attended the periodic training days.

CPC Training Organisation of the Year

This award will be given to a CPC Training Organisation that has demonstrated commitment to road safety through the delivery of the CPC programme. The winning organisation will be selected on the basis of feedback provided by drivers who attended the periodic training days.

Supreme Award

The Supreme Award will be presented to one of the category award winners. The winner of this award will be chosen by our judging panel and will be presented to an individual or group for the most innovative and outstanding road safety initiative, or for their leadership and exemplary dedication to the area of road safety.