About Us

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) are required by law to raise awareness and educate the public on road safety matters.   This is mandated in legislation under Section 4 of the Road Safety Authority Act 2006.  In addition the Government Road Safety Strategy outlines the framework and mechanisms to deliver this requirement.

The RSA educate to raise awareness of road safety by imparting knowledge and facilitating an understanding of the risks with a view to changing attitudes and behaviours at individual, community and organisational level.

In developing a road safety education programme, the philosophy of the RSA is to identify a research led and evidence based education requirement, and address that need via a thorough process of collaboration with interest groups and those with responsibility for road safety including teachers, An Garda Síochána, Local Authorities, Health Service Executive and the Fire Service.  The RSA also seek input from an educational psychologist to ensure that the process delivers an age appropriate and fit for purpose resource. This work is carried out in collaboration with the Department of Education & Skills and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment as part of this development process.

Last modified: Thursday, 26 September 2019, 3:04 PM