The Deparment – our majority funder – has responsibility to:
- Deliver on the national roads programme as part of the National Development Plan
- Implement the Government’s Road Safety Strategy in partnership with the RSA
Partners with us on a range of fronts; notably on enforcement, speed detection, traffic management and education.
The NRA’s primary function under the Roads Act 1993 is to provide a safe and efficient network of national roads.
This is a key concern for us, as road type and quality is a contributing factor in many collisions.
The 29 county councils and five city councils carry out a number of key road safety functions, including:
- Maintenance and improvement works on all regional and local roads
- Issuing driving licences through Motor Taxation Offices (MTO)
The MBRS carries out tests on blood, urine and breath samples supplied by Gardai following road collisions, and conducts research into drinking/drugs in relation to driving.
Apart from offering services to motorists, the AA has a strong policy-making remit within issues such as vehicle standards and road safety.
As the first point of engagement with new drivers, ADIs play a crucial role in raising driving standards and reducing the level of collisions, death and serious injury.