Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has just launched the new Road Safety Plan 2010-2015, and is encouraging the public to play its part in improving road safety. This is the Council’s first Road Safety Plan, and was recently adopted by councillors.
The Plan aims to further reduce road collisions and casualties through Education, Enforcement, Engineering and Evaluation actions. Targets have been set to monitor progress over the lifetime of the plan, including a target to reduce the number of casualties in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown by 20% by 2015.
The Plan encourages every member of the community to take responsibility for his or her own behaviour as a road user and play a part in reducing road collisions in the County.
According to the National Road Safety Strategy, 9 out of 10 fatal collisions are caused primarily by the behaviour of road users, so education of road users is a key component of the new Plan.
The Plan will be reviewed and evaluated on an annual basis, and is available to read in full by clicking here.