As the sponsors of this year’s ‘Journalism related to road safety’ award, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) places the education of young vehicle users as a core value of the organization’s strategy.

Established in 2006, the statutory body set a target of reducing “road collision fatalities on Irish roads to 25 per million population or less by 2020 is required to close the gap between Ireland and the safest countries. This means reducing deaths from 162 in 2012 to 124 or fewer by 2020″ as part of their “Closing the Gap” strategy.

The annual education newsletter offers news targeted at all levels of education, from primary to third level. Teaching guidelines on how to set up a Road Safety week in conjunction with Student Unions is a key message and is available through the newsletter or by contacting

The RSA host an annual “Leading Lights” every December, which award the people committed to road safety across the categories of education, business, emergency services, media, Road Safety Champion, Public Sector, CPC Trainer of the Year, Approved Driving Instructor, and Sustainable Travel.

The RSA offer a range of training programs for current staff and those looking to upskill in road safety.

Last year’s winner was Cáit Caden and we would like to thank the RSA for their continued support with student media and for the important work they do across the country.