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Road Safety Officers (RSOs) encourage the public to become safer road users through education, training and publicity campaigns.


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Road Safety Officers strive to reduce casualties on the road through education, training and publicity. They target is all road users, regardless of age.  
 
Road safety officers look into the reasons for accidents, with a view to recommending preventative measures. Measures can include developing road safety educational programmes in schools, giving presentations to community groups and staging exhibitions and publicity campaigns.  
 
In these and many other aspects of their work, they consult and co-operate with elected councillors, road engineers and surveyors, schools, the police, employers and community groups.  
 
Some road safety officers are generalists, responsible for all activities in a particular region, others may be responsible for a specialist aspect of road safety such as publicity, or visiting secondary schools. In both cases, their visits to schools, day centres, and other places involve some local travel.  
 
In the Dublin region the RSO is responsible for the administration and supervision of the School Warden Service. They interview and train successful applicants. Staff employed as part-time RSO's in other counties may not have this additional responsibility.

 


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You should have the imagination necessary to think up new, creative ideas. Organisational, communication and analytical skills are important, and teaching experience is useful. You should keep up to date with new legal regulations.  
 
A background in office administration, advertising or public speaking is also an advantage. The work suits those who like variety, enjoy meeting people and do not want to be office bound.


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Organisation: Public Appointments Service
  Address: Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
  Tel: (01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999
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Organisation: National Roads Authority
  Address: St Martin's House, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4
  Tel: (01) 660 2511
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Organisation: Road Safety Authority (RSA)
  Address: Moy Business Park, Primrose Hill, Ballina, Co.Mayo
  Tel: (096) 25000 / LoCall 1890 506080
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