Northern Ireland: road safety ‘champions’ recognised

10.38 | 30 November 2018 |

Northern Ireland’s road safety champions have been officially recognised for their contribution to improving safety in their communities.

Now in their fourth year, Northern Ireland’s Road Safety Awards are organised by Road Safe NI and accident management specialists, CRASH Services.

The 2018 awards ceremony took place on 23 November, with individuals, organisations and special projects from across the voluntary, education, emergency service and business sectors all recognised.

The 2018 winners are:

  • Moorfields Primary School, Ballymena  (Primary School)
  • Michael Feeney, Greenhaw PS, Derry (Lollipop Person)
  • St.Patrick’s Grammar School, Downpatrick (Secondary School)
  • Danny Toland (Driving Instructor)
  • NIFRS station officer Peter Melarkey, inspector Andrew Wilson and constable Syd Henry (Emergency Services)
  • Rita Bentley, Newry and Barry McGuigan, Lurgan (Voluntary Sector)
  • Musgrave Truck Safe (HGV)
  • Translink Safety Bus (Business)
  • Air Ambulance Northern Ireland – (Special Merit)
  • UGP Motorcycle Awareness Project 2018 (Two Wheels)
  • Brian McMinn (Lifetime Achievement)

Pat Martin MBE, chairperson of Road Safe NI said “There is such a vibrant and committed road safety community working all over Northern Ireland.  

“We are delighted to play our part in recognising those who go the extra mile. The winning entries really stood out for their efforts over a long period of time and for delivering innovative projects.

“There is so much good work going on across our schools, local communities, emergency services and businesses. The award winners are an inspiration to others and there is no question their efforts are saving lives on the road.”

Jonathan McKeown, CEO of CRASH Services, said: “As a business with close connections to road users we are honoured to support the NI Road Safety Awards. We congratulate everyone for their extraordinary commitment to road safety.”



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