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.
Contact the Road Safety officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Monaghan County Council’s Road Safety Section together with the Library Service and Sports Partnership and are holding a ‘Design a Bookmark’ competition to promote Bike Week 2019, which runs from 22nd to 30th June. All students in 3rd to 6th class are invited to design a bookmark with the theme of ‘SAFE CYCLING IS FOR EVERYONE’.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each of the four categories. Two overall winners will have their designs turned into bookmarks which will be available from libraries throughout the county!
Application forms can be picked up from your local library branch or are available here: Bike Week Bookmark Competition Application Form (PDF)
Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday May 31st at 5pm.
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 Co Monaghan click 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 www.rulesoftheroad.ie 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 email@example.com
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
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