NI Road Safety Awards
This year’s Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards, which recognise the contribution of individuals and organisations who have worked to improve road safety in their communities, has been launched on Friday 10th September at an event hosted at Applegreen (M1) Southbound. The awards, now in their seventh year, are organised by the Road Safe NI Charity along with headline sponsors, leading accident management firm CRASH Services. A total of 12 categories are open for nominations and include schools, emergency services, voluntary, public, and private sectors.
Davy Jackson, chairperson of Road Safe NI, commented: “We were delighted with the outstanding success and feedback received from the awards over their first five years. With last year’s being interrupted by the pandemic; we now look forward to emulating the previous ceremonies with our 2021 nominees. It is vitally important that we properly recognise the hard work and commitment that goes into helping keep our roads safe.”
Jonathan McKeown CEO of CRASH Services commented: “At CRASH Services our commitment is to assist motorists when they need us most. As a business we are passionate about playing our part in helping to promote road safety to all road users and we are delighted to once again be the headline sponsor of the ‘NI Road Safety Awards’. The call is now out for nominations, so whether you are involved in a scheme yourself, have benefited from an initiative or know someone who has spearheaded road safety in your area, these are the awards for them.”
The full list of categories includes: Education; Primary Schools, Education; Secondary Schools, lollipop person, driving instructor, emergency services person, voluntary sector, open category, LGV/HGV sector, public sector, business sector, commercial vehicle maintenance and lifetime achievement.
Other award category sponsors include Drivetech; from the AA, the Department for Infrastructure (DFI), JMK Solicitors, U105, New Driver NI, Applegreen, Hankook Tyres, TCTS Group, TCTS Compliance Pal and Jack Murphy Jewellers. The awards ceremony takes place at Cultra Manor, Belfast on Friday 19th November as part of Road Safety Week.
How to enter
The closing date for entries is Friday 22nd October and details of how to enter can be found at www.roadsafeni.com or www.crashservices.com
New Driver NI are delighted to sponsor the Secondary School Education Award!
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