Roads Safety

Welcome to the Road Safety section of Louth County Council's website.  In this section there is information on road safety issues as well as useful links to other websites containing 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 RoadSafetyOfficer@louthcoco.ie or at #LouthRoadSafety on Twitter.

For detailed statistical information (road deaths and injuries, road safety performance, safety by county etc.) click here.  Here are the links to the RSA Road Collision Facts Book  and County by County Road Safety Review


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 LoCall 1890 50 60 80 or by email at info@rsa.ie.


Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians all have a part to play in making our roads safer.  We can all help to make Louth'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 are 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.  Further information can be found HERE


County Louth Road Safety Plan

Road Safety Together Working Groups were established in every county as per action No 43 of the National Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020 and are complementary to the national road safety strategy. The County Louth 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 Co Louth Road Safety Plan covering the four year period 2017 to 2020 offers strategic direction for road safety in the County. The document outlines the actions to be undertaken in the County to improve the safety of our roads. To view the plan click HERE


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 Louth click HERE.