A LOLLIPOP lady and a group which forced the removal of accident black spots from the main Dublin-to-Sligo road are among the winners of the 'Leading Lights in Road Safety' awards.
The N4 Road Safety Action Group relentlessly highlighted the dangers of a twisting 7km stretch of the road and forced the local council to remove some of the dangerous bends.
"This group has worked tirelessly in order to tackle the issue that is this road," said the judges citation. "As a result of this group, Sligo County Council, the NRA and An Garda Siochana have shown increased interest in improving the road and reducing the danger."
Among the Road Safety Authority award winners was Mary Magan, a lollipop lady from Limerick city who has spent the past 36 years helping the children of St Paul's national school cross the road safely.
RSA chairman Gay Byrne said all 36 of the winners were doing vital, life-saving work around the country.