Road Safety

Road Safety

Welcome to the Road Safety section of Monaghan County Council’s website. This section contains information on road safety issues and useful links to 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.


For detailed statistical information (road deaths and injuries, road safety performance, safety by county etc.) click here

Here is a link to the County by County Road Safety Review (PDF)


County Monaghan Road Safety Plan 2017 – 2020

Road Safety Together Working Groups were established as per action No 43 of the National Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020 and are complementary to the Government’s National Road Safety Strategy. The County Monaghan 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 plan focuses on reducing the number of road collisions through the four E’s of road safety namely Education, Engineering, Enforcement and Evaluation.

The Co Monaghan Road Safety Plan covers the four year period 2017 to 2020 and offers strategic direction for road safety in County. The document outlines the actions to be undertaken in County Monaghan to improve the safety of our roads. A copy of the plan is available HERE




‘Safe cycling is for everyone’ – Design a bookmark competition

Congratulations to everyone who entered the Competition and a special thanks to the winners in each of the four categories.

The overall winners who had their designs turned into bookmarks were Eleanor McGoldrick from Scoil Muire, Gransha, Clones and Clíodhna Ward from St Oliver Plunkett National School, Lough Morne, Castleblayney.  A copy of the bookmarks featuring their winning designs can be picked up at any library in Co Monaghan.


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 County Monaghan click HERE.


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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.

The activity pack to help them get started is available HERE and the Teachers Handbook is available HERE




World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated annually on the third Sunday of November – to remember the many loved ones killed and injured on the Ireland’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it.

Details of the event to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims from County Monaghan and surrounding counties can be found HERE

Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road, including foreign language translations, are available to download from the website 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 Lo Call 1890 50 60 80 or email

All road users, Motorists, Cyclists and Pedestrians have a part to play in making our roads safer. We can all help to make Monaghan’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 is 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. An outline of these teaching resources and further information can be obtained from the RSA website.

Co Monaghan Speed Limit Bye Laws and Signage Policy