The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is urging people nationwide to get involved in the sixth annual ‘Irish Road Safety Week’, the national drive to save lives and prevent injury on Irish roads. This call comes as deaths on Irish roads have increased for the first time since 2005. This year, ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ will run from Monday 7 October to Sunday 13 October.
Mr Michael Rowland, Director of Road Safety Research and Education, RSA said: “This year, for the first time in eight years, we have seen an increase in deaths on our roads. It’s a worrying time but if we have learned anything over the last few years, it’s that we all have the power to make a big difference. And now, more than ever, we need to redouble our efforts to keep our roads free from tragedy.”
“During Irish Road Safety Week, let’s all take this opportunity to review our behaviour on the roads and consider what we can do to make our roads safer. There are lots of road safety activities taking place throughout the country during Irish Road Safety Week, so get involved, and play your part in saving lives on our roads.”