The Council continue to promote various road safety initiatives. The Cycle Training Initiative is subsidised at primary schools throughout the County. Assistance is also given towards the “Drive Safe for Life” Programme which targets transition year students in secondary schools. The course educates students on road safety and promotes good practices for young drivers of the future.
The Road Safety Together Committee comprising representatives of Council, Gardai, RSA, NRA and HSE meet on a regular basis and a range of road safety issues are considered by the members. The County Roscommon Road Safety Plan 2010 – 2013 sets out the county’s strategy on road safety and the various road safety messages outlined in the Plan are promoted by the Council.
Junior School Wardens are trained at the following primary schools:
- Convent of Mercy, Boyle
- St. Patrick’s, Strokestown
- St. Paul’s, Castlerea
- Abbeycarton, Elphin
- Scóil Mhuire Lourdes, Loughglynn
All five schools participate in the Regional Competition for Junior School Wardens with schools from Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath participating in the competition annually.
In conjunction with the Road Safety Authority, Roscommon County Council distributes information leaflets and posters and assists the Road Safety Authority with specific advertising campaigns in relation to drink-driving, speeding, bank holiday travel, back to school and seat belt wearing.
High visibility vests are available to the public and are also distributed in conjunction with An Garda Síochána.
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The Road Safety Plan can be viewed at www.roscommoncoco.ie Roads/Road Safety