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The Donegal Road Safety Working Group was founded in 1997 and included members of Donegal County Council (including the Fire Service), An Garda SÃochÃ¡na, North West Health Board and the National Safety Council.
The main activities of the group between 1997 and 2010 included;Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 'To reduce the number and severity of road crashes in County Donegal.'
- Collision Prevention Programme
- Joint meetings between the Garda and Donegal County Council on an electoral area basis to address local road safety issues
- Setting up a CollisionÂ Database and Mapping
- Road Safety EnforcementÂ
- Identify areas for Safety CamerasÂ Â
- Road Safety Programmes in schools
- Multi agency presentations in schools
- Supply of educational materialsÂ
- Road Safety Public Awareness campaigns
- Radio and newspaper campaigns
- Distribution of Leaflets
- Milk carton campaigns
- Benny the Bear safety mascotÂ
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- Slow Down
- Wear your Seat Belt
- Be Safe, Be Seen
- Don't Drink and Drive
Current membership includes;Â
- Donegal County Council including Fire Service
- National Roads Authority
- An Garda SÃochÃ¡na
- Health Service Executive including Ambulance Service
- Road safety Authority
- Vocational Education Committee
- Donegal Youth Council
- ADI Driving Instructors Representative
- North West Alcohol Forum LtdÂ
- Donegal Youth Service
The clear objective of the Donegal Road Safety Plan 2010 - 2015 is:
'To reduce the number of road collision casualties in County Donegal in lineÂ with national and European casualty reduction targets'
This means that we are aiming to have no more than 9 deaths per year by the end ofÂ 2015 on the roads of County Donegal.Â
Mayor Cora Harvey meeting with members of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group
The Road Safety Plan 2010-2015.
The Donegal Road Safety Plan 2010-2015 focuses on five core elements of Education, Engineering, Enforcement, Empowerment and Evaluation. Empowerment is vitally important as it underpins the cultural shift, which will be required to effectively achieve road safety within Donegal.
Cross Border Partnership
As we share a long border with Northern Ireland, it is essential that we forge links with road safety professionals in Northern Ireland. Therefore, we have engaged with the Northern Ireland Road Safety Council and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. During the year, education and enforcement initiatives are jointly undertaken to improve road safety in the northwest and ensure the border is not a barrier to catching and prosecuting errant drivers. Contact Us