Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Council road safety officer wins award

Kildare's Road Safety Officer Declan Keogh has won the Road Safety Officer Award in the RSA annual 'Leading Lights in Road Safety' awards, writes Brian Byrne.

On four occasions throughout the year, Declan presented to over 300 councillors from each of the 31 local authorities on road safety promotion.

He also organised, coordinated and managed the ‘Safer Roads Expo’ in Punchestown, Co Kildare earlier this year. The Expo covered all aspects of road safety including; how to fit child car seats, live demonstrations from a professional racing driver, the Fire Service and An Garda Síochána as well as talks by those whose lives have been directly impacted by road traffic collisions.

The citation noted that his work not only promotes road safety but also promotes and develops the role of the Local Authority Road Safety Officer across the country.