Safety Programme Aimed at Rehabilitating Dangerous Drivers Wins – Leading Lights

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Safety Programme Aimed at Rehabilitating Dangerous Drivers Wins

Top Honours at RSA Road Safety Awards

Wednesday 14 December 2016:

A Donegal-based road safety programme aimed at rehabilitating

dangerous drivers has won the National Supreme Award at this year’s Road Safety Authority (RSA)

‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards.

Run by Gary Doggett and supported by Judge Paul Kelly and Garda Inspector Michael Harrison, the

Pro-Social Drivers Programme is a driver rehabilitation programme which was established in 2012 to

address the high instances of anti-social driving in Co Donegal. The programme consists of four

modules; Emotional Control, Social Responsibility, Driving Under the Influence and Consequences.

Referrals to the programme come from the Courts Service, the probation service, solicitors,

concerned parents and individuals who recognise the need for training in this area. To date, 18

programmes have been completed with a total of 180 participants.

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A total of 37 individuals and organisations were honoured for their commitment and dedication to

road safety at the ninth annual ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards which were presented by RSA

Chairperson Liz O’Donnell and RSA Chief Executive Moyagh Murdock in Farmleigh today. MC for the

day was RTÉ News Correspondent Teresa Mannion, with awards presented in categories including

media, education, business, emergency services and public sector.