Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has allocated £85,000 for local road safety initiatives funded by the Department’s Road Safety (Safe Travel) Grant Scheme.
Minister Mallon said: “As I confirmed when I launched the consultation on the draft Road Safety Strategy to 2030, road safety is a priority for me and I am committed to doing all I can to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads. We all share the roads and we all share responsibility for road safety.
“I recognise the vital role the voluntary and community sector plays through delivery of community-led road safety initiatives. That is why I continue to support local groups and organisations to deliver local road safety initiatives through my Department’s Road Safety Grant Scheme. This funding enables powerful road safety messages to be delivered to the heart of communities addressing their specific road safety problems.
“I am delighted today, during Road Safety Week, to announce that 15 groups and organisations from across Northern Ireland have been successful in securing funding totalling £85,000. I look forward to seeing the difference these initiatives will make in raising awareness in local communities of safe road user behaviour and promoting safe active travel.”
The Minister continued:“Already this year 39 people have been killed on our roads and many families’ lives destroyed. Road safety impacts on us all and we all must make better choices and safer decisions on every journey. One road death is one too many.”