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Flexibus Leading the Lights!

“The Driver CPC Organisation for 2016” was awarded to Flexibus Local Link on Wednesday 14th of December, as part of the “RSA Leading Lights” awards. The Ceremony took place in Farmleigh House in Dublin.

This is the 9th year of the “Leading Lights in Road Safety” Awards. The Awards are presented to individuals and organisations that have made a conscious effort to encourage, navigate and lead the way on road safety in Ireland. This is done through: school, communities, business and the workplace.

Flexibus has been an approved training centre for the Road Safety Authority since 2008, and each year, Flexibus welcomes professional drivers through their doors to attend for their periodic Driver CPC training. The training unit in Flexibus have gone from strength to strength with the high quality training standards they offer.

At the event, the Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority Ms. Moyagh Murdock said “Every year, we have the privilege of being able to recognise the ‘unsung heroes’ of road safety at the Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards. We at the RSA can’t tackle road safety alone, and so we rely on individuals, organisations and communities to act as ambassadors and advocates for road safety. Congratulations to everyone who received an award today and on behalf of everyone who uses the roads, thank you for your commitment and dedication to making them a safer place.”

In presenting the award, Theresa Mannion, RTÉ presenter said: “The Driver CPC organisation of the year is Flexibus. Situated in Navan with drivers attending CPC training with Flexibus acknowledge the hard work that goes into facilitating quality CPC periodic training to professional drivers by providing positive feedback through the RSA training Evaluation Scheme.”

Speaking after the event, Manager of Flexibus Miriam McKenna said that she was delighted with the Award and thanked her staff for the hard work and dedication they give to the Driver CPC training modules, as well as the rest of the training Flexibus delivers. “It is a great privilege and honour to represent Flexibus at the highest level of Road Safety.”

At the closing of the event, the Chairperson of the RSA, Ms Liz O’Donnell, presented all the awards, saying: “Every year, this special event gives us an opportunity to honour the people who are making a real difference in road safety. This year, the judging panel had a very difficult decision to make, as the quality of nominations and entries was extremely high. We were particularly struck by the number of individuals and groups around the country who are working on solutions to driver distraction: we had a huge number of technology-focused entries and we’re delighted to see this is an issue people are taking incredibly seriously. Once again, I am proud to be here today to present these awards to such extraordinary individuals and organisations. I thank you for the work that you do, every day, and for the example you set us all in keeping our roads free from death and injury.”

Pictured from left: Patricia Cassidy, Sean Little, Liz O’Donnell, Moyagh Murkdock, Beata Sveikauskiene, Miriam McKenna, Joanne Sheridan, Maureen McGrattan and Stephen McGowan.

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