IT Tralee’s Road Safety Week Event Wins National RSA Award

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President of IT Tralee Students Union, Petrina Comerford (centre) accepting an RSA award on behalf of the IT Tralee, at the ceremony on Wednesday.

THE IT Tralee has won an award at the RSA’s 12th annual ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards in Croke Park today (Wednesday).

The Institute won the Education Third Level award for the Road Safety Week spearheaded by Petrina Comerford, in her role earlier this year as Vice President for Welfare in IT Tralee Students’ Union.

Petrina — who is now President of the ITTSU — and students organised an all-encompassing Road Safety Week that targeted not only students of IT Tralee, but all students in the Kerry area as well as members of the general public.

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The event included a road crash re-enactment where a ‘mock collision’ between a car and a motorcycle was set up. The message of road safety was not limited to drivers but encompassed all road users.

A total of 17 awards were presented by the RSA to individuals and organisations in recognition of their commitment and dedication to road safety at the ceremony.

Master of Ceremonies at the event was RTÉ’s ‘How’s your Driving?’, ‘Now You See Me?’ and Ireland AM presenter Simon Delaney.

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