Safety Roads & Tunnels
Road Safety Objectives
TII is committed to the twin objectives of providing safe and efficient national roads. Improved roads and the elimination of traffic congestion locations contribute to a more efficient transport system. Education, Enforcement and Engineering are recognised in the Road Safety Strategy (2013-2020) as three essential factors for reducing road collisions and fatalities. TII’s endeavour to provide a safer network of national roads is mainly focused on Engineering.
The safety of the national road network continues to be improved by TII through the construction of motorways and dual-carriageways, which have lower collision rates than the sections of two-lane national road they replace. TII also implements safety schemes to mitigate safety issues on existing national roads.
TII Safety has an extensive road safety agenda aimed at reducing the number of collisions occurring on the network of national roads. The EU Directive on Road Infrastructure Safety Management (EU RISM) was transposed into Irish Law through S.I No. 472 of 2011. EU RISM provides a system for managing the safety of the national road network. Much of the work of the TII Safety Section involves the implementation of EU RISM requirements. TII is also involved with working towards the objectives set out in the national Road Safety Strategy. The most recent strategy concluded in 2020, and the fifth strategy, which will run from 2021 to 2030, is due to be published in later on in the year. Click here to visit the Road Safety Authority for more information on the Road Safety Strategy.
Road Safety Programme
The annual programme of works undertaken by TII Safety is focused primarily on implementing the actions that arise from the below safety procedures. These procedures are available to view as part of a suite of technical documentation relating to national road and light rail schemes at TII Publications.
Further information on these processes are available through the below links:
TII GE-STY-01022 (HD 15) Network Safety Analysis
TII CC-STY-04002 (HD 16) Temporary Safety Measures Inspection
TII AM-STY-06044 (HD 17) Road Safety Inspection
TII PE-PMG-02001 (HD 18) Road Safety Impact Assessment
Additional Safety Work
Additional work of the TII Safety section includes:
Traffic calming schemes are funded by TII. Traffic calming schemes are specifically aimed at reducing vehicle speeds through towns and villages on national roads.
TII Safety Research
TII Safety is engaged in a wide array of road safety research programmes and activities at both a national and international level
Legal Use of e-Scooters on Public Roads
The Programme for Government Commitment to legislate for the legal use of e-scooters on public roads