The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is Ireland’s primary road safety organisation and an official statutory body. Its mission is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on Irish roads and make them safer for all users
The aim of the Road Safety Authority is to save lives and prevent injuries by reducing the number and severity of collisions on the road. This is reflected in our maxim, Working to Save Lives.
Providing a safe environment for all road users and promoting the efficient use of our road network are our twin aims.
The RSA works to improve road safety in Ireland by:
Developing and implementing information and education campaigns to increase awareness of road safety and promote safer driving
Improving vehicle standards
Establishing and monitoring a standard for driver instruction
Overseeing the system of driver licensing and undertaking certain enforcement activities
Working with stakeholders to ensure a co-ordinated response and ensure our collective resources are used wisely and efficiently
Undertaking collision and road safety research in order to develop measures and recommendations to improve road safety
Advising the Minister for Transport on road safety policy
Producing road safety strategy documents and monitoring their implementation