Key facts

Key facts and information about the Road Safety Authority – history, people, organisation, budget, and more.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is Ireland’s primary road safety organisation and an official statutory body. Our mission is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on Irish roads and make them safer for all users.

The RSA is responsible for:

  • Raising awareness of and promoting road safety through mass media campaigns and education programmes
  • Road safety research
  • Driver testing and licensing
  • Vehicle standards
  • Road haulage enforcement functions
  • Registration of driving instructors (Approved Driving Instructors – ADI)
  • Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC)