Welcome to the Road Safety section of Louth County Council's website. In this section there is information on road safety issues as well as useful links to other websites containing information on road safety.
Road Safety Officer
The main role of the Road Safety Officer is to raise awareness and educate the public on road safety matters. Contact the Road Safety Officer at:
RoadSafetyOfficer@louthcoco.ie or at #LouthRoadSafety on Twitter.
For detailed statistical information (road deaths and injuries, road safety performance, safety by county etc.) click here. Here are the links to the RSA Road Collision Facts Book and County by County Road Safety Review
Rules of the Road
Rules of the Road, including foreign language translations, are available to download from the website www.rulesoftheroad.ie as is an interactive English version, edited to Plain English standards by NALA. E-booklets and an audio version on CD-ROM to meet the needs of those with reading difficulties are available by contacting the Road Safety Authority at LoCall 1890 50 60 80 or by email at email@example.com.
Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians all have a part to play in making our roads safer. We can all help to make Louth's road safer by treating each other courteously, obeying the rules of the road and by remaining alert at all times while using the road.
Road Safety Educational Resources
There are now a full set of resources approved at a national level for delivery in preschool, primary and post-primary schools as well as approved programmes for use in third level, workplace and in community settings. Further information can be found HERE.
County Louth Road Safety Plan
Road Safety Together Working Groups were established in every county as per action No 43 of the National Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020 and are complementary to the national road safety strategy. The County Louth group has produced the County’s first Road Safety Action Plan by co-ordinating a multi-agency road safety policy and implementation at a local level.
The Co Louth Road Safety Plan covering the four year period 2017 to 2020 offers strategic direction for road safety in the County. The document outlines the actions to be undertaken in the County to improve the safety of our roads. To view the plan click HERE
RSA 'Check it Fits' Service
RSA experts will check child car seats and restraints free of charge at various locations across Ireland. They will fix any incorrectly fitted seats and restraints, show parents how to do it themselves and answer any queries they have. It only takes a few minutes, no appointment is necessary and it is open to all makes and models of cars and child car seats. To see when 'Check it Fits' is next visiting Co Louth click HERE.
Junior Road Safety Officer
The Junior Road Safety Officer scheme is an effective and popular way to get serious road safety messages across to children and provides an opportunity to develop their communication skills. Fifth and Six Class pupils have the opportunity to deliver important road safety messages to the entire school community in a fun and innovative way.
If your school would like to take part in this scheme or you want to find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The activity pack to help them get started is available HERE and the Teachers Handbook is available HERE
Road Safety Art Competition
The theme of this year's Art Competition is 'How we cycle, walk or scoot to school safely’. A copy of the entry form together with terms and conditions can be found HERE. Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 30th July at 4pm.