At the Road Safety Authority’s 10th Annual ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ and ‘Hi Glo Silver’ Awards, Katie O’Shaughnessy Larkin from Scoil Mhuire na nGael took first prize in the ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ competition for her poster, ‘Travel far in your car but mind your health wear a belt’.
The first class student and her Bay Estate school classmates were among 200 schoolchildren from ten primary schools around the country who were rewarded for their contribution to keeping Ireland’s roads safe.
RSA’s new Chief Executive Moyagh Murdock commended the children for their creativity and commitment to road safety.
“This ceremony demonstrates the outstanding commitment of young people across Ireland to making our roads safer.
“Since 2004, over 55,000 classes around the country have taken part in ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ and ‘Hi Glo Silver’ and it is the hard work and commitment of these children, their parents and their teachers that has helped to make Irish roads among the safest in Europe.”
The competition is now in its tenth year and encourages children to learn vital road safety skills such as putting on their seatbelt and wearing high visibility clothing.