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.

View driving test pass rates, penalty point  statistics, statistics on road deaths and injuries and more HERE.

County Monaghan Road Safety Plan 2023 – 2024

The County Monaghan Road Safety Plan 2023 to 2024 is the first of three action plans covering the period 2023 to 2030. The purpose of which is to co-ordinate a multi-agency road safety policy and implementation at county level.

The actions which are based on the principles of the ‘Safe System Approach’ place an emphasis on the shared responsibility amongst those who design, build, manage and use the roads and vehicles to prevent or reduce collision impacts, and those who provide post-crash response to mitigate injury.

Through the implementation of the plan, we will strive to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on County Monaghan roads.

A copy of the plan is available HERE:  Monaghan Road Safety Plan 2023 – 2024

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

The Rules of the Road is published by the Road Safety Authority and printed copies are available through all good bookshops. 

You can also view and download them for free HERE

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