Who We Are

Road Safe NI (formerly known as The Road Safety Council of Northern Ireland) has been the mainstay of the voluntary road safety sector within Northern Ireland since the early 1960s.

Working through our network of committees, our mission is to promote safety on the roads of Northern Ireland, reaching out to local communities.

Over the years, we’ve lobbied extensively for new and better legislation including:

  • The new drink/drive legislation
  • Compulsory wearing of seatbelts
  • Protection of newly qualified drivers
  • Use of mobile phones by drivers

We’ve enjoyed a long tradition of working in partnership with both statutory bodies and other organisations, for example, district councils, PSNI, NIFRS, NIAS, IAM, AA, RAC and NISG.  And the significant private sector support from businesses across Northern Ireland has proved invaluable.

Our local committees all work tirelessly to improve safety on Northern Ireland’s roads and protect all classes of road users. We engage primarily with vulnerable road users such as young drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, older road users and young people.  We organise and run a programme of events, including some cross-border initiatives.

Our committee members are volunteers from all walks of life. They are dedicated to saving lives through improved road safety and reducing the widespread devastation caused by carnage on our roads.

Road Safe NI Officers

  • Chairperson – Pat Martin
  • Vice Chairperson – Harry Rutherford
  • Secretary – Patricia O’Neill
  • Treasurer – Peter Melarkey
  • Communications Officer – Tony McKeown

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There were 9,737 casualties on NI roads last year...

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