Road safety campaigners appointed to board of RSA

Minister for Transport encouraged by progress outlined in mid-term review of strategy

Shane Ross with Donna Price in 2017. The Minister has appointed Ms  Price and Gillian Treacy, who he said were active in the area of road safety advocacy, to the board of the RSA. Photograph: Alan Betson

Shane Ross with Donna Price in 2017. The Minister has appointed Ms Price and Gillian Treacy, who he said were active in the area of road safety advocacy, to the board of the RSA. Photograph: Alan Betson

 

Two new directors have been appointed to the board of the Road Safety Authority.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross appointed Donna Price and Gillian Treacy, who he said were active in the area of road safety advocacy.

Ms Price, who founded the Irish Road Victims’ Association, lost her son Darren in a road crash in 2006. Ms Treacy’s son Ciaran was killed by a drink-driver.

“Their bravery in the face of personal tragedy has already inspired others and made many aware of the significant dangers on our roads,” Mr Ross said on Monday. “Their passion and their personal experiences will drive the board to take further measures in pursuit of saving lives.”

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport also published a mid-term evaluation report on Monday of the Government’s Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020, incorporating a review of the strategy targets and actions.

Mr Ross said he was encouraged “by the progress outlined to date in the mid-term evaluation report” but acknowledged there was “still much work to be done to ensure all 144 actions are completed”.