Once again, Oxygen.ie is thrilled to be partnering with the Road Safety Authority to present the RSA Award for Journalism on Road Safety!

2017 was the best year for road safety in recorded history; a 13% drop in fatalities in Ireland’s roads resulted in the lowest figure since 1959!

We’ve no doubt that the work that writers and journalists do, such as the applicants for this award, plays a part in the continued improvement in safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians around the country.

However, with 159 fatalities still being recorded in 2017, we must acknowledge that there is still work that must be done!

Cailean Coffery (UCC), winner of the 2017 RSA Award For Journalism On Road Safety

For years, students have been responding positively to the Smedia awards highlighting this important issue.

The 2018 ceremony will once again see an award being presented to the best form of media (written or broadcasted) concerning the topic of Road Safety in Ireland.

Now is the time to get involved, get writing, get talking about this important topic, contribute to safer roads and be in with a chance to win a Smedia! Be sure to check out the official category page for this award for all the details you need on how to apply here.