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‘CPC Training Organisation of the Year’ Award: Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Training Board
The ‘CPC Training Organisation of the Year’ award winner is Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education Training Board. Drivers attending their CPC training at the Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Training Board acknowledge the hard work that goes
into providing quality periodic CPC training to professional drivers by providing very positive feedback through the RSA’s training evaluation scheme. For this reason, they have been selected as CPC Training Organisation of the Year.
‘CPC Trainer of the Year’ Award:
Paul White
The ‘CPC Trainer of the Year’ award winner is Paul White of Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education Training Board. Paul has been selected as CPC Trainer of the Year following incredibly positive feedback from drivers attending his training sessions. Effective CPC trainers need to engage the drivers, recognise their experience and expertise and to use them as a resource to help ensure
key road safety messages are taken on board, as well as experiences shared. Engaging with those experienced drivers can be challenging at times but Paul continuously demonstrates a real flair for doing just that. In addition Paul regularly assists the RSA with the review of the Drivers CPC training material. Paul shares his wealth of knowledge and experience for the benefit of all road users.
‘National Media’ Award: Peter Murtagh, Irish Times
Peter Murtagh developed a series of four articles called ‘Anatomy of a Car Crash’. The series took an in-depth look at the first fatal road crash of 2014 where two young men died near Ballina, Co Mayo.
The series looks at the collision in forensic detail to find out how it happened, why it happened
and the ‘ripple effect’ - the impact of the crash on everyone who was directly or indirectly involved. Peter spoke to relatives and friends of the victims, witnesses, paramedics, fire-fighters, Gardaí, mortuary staff and hospital medics. Although media coverage raises awareness at the time, it does not tell the story of the people left behind asking ‘what if’. This series sought to tell the stories of those people in an effort to raise awareness of the truly devastating impact of collisions.
Above: Paul White receiving his award from Road Safety Authority Chairperson Liz O’Donnell.
Below: Peter Murtagh of the Irish Times received the National Media Award.
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