Road Safety, Cycling and Sustainable Transports
The Road Safety Officer (RSO) and Gardaí visit secondary schools during the term. The primary target audience in second level is Transition Year (TY) or Leaving Cert Applied (LCA) classes. Special hard-hitting programmes were delivered to 6th Year (Leaving cert) students at the beginning of the school term in September. The following is a list of second level programs.
- It won’t happen to me!
This Garda based program is hard hitting, graphic and very effective
- ‘Your Road to Safety’
The RSO links in with TY & LCA Coordinators to deliver this RSA led program.
- ‘Drive 4 Life’
The RSO links in with the Drive 4 Life co-coordinator to deliver this graphic and effective program.
This RSA based program is delivered to the Junior Cert cycle. It focuses on Pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclist, safety belts and speeding.
- Road Safety Day
Following on from a successful pilot programme that took place in Colaiste Lorcáin, Castledermot last term, the RSO aims to deliver a road safety themed day at Second level schools and colleges on the second and last Friday of each month. This will be a half day awareness programme for 4th, 5th and 6th year students.
- Road Safety Roadshow
The AXA / Kildare County Council Road Safety Roadshow was delivered to second level students in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and were very sucessful. In 2011, the event coincided with the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety and as such, received local, regional and national media attention. A minutes silence was observed from the show and this was broadcast Live on three radio stations from the event via KFM radio.