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Primary Schools across the Newry, Mourne and Down Council area are being invited to enter their local heat of the Northern Ireland Road Safety Quiz. The local heat takes place at the Canal Court Hotel, Newry Wednesday 16 January 2019 and you can obtain an entry form for your school by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The quiz, which is for P7 pupils, is organised by Road Safe NI, which is a leading road safety charity, to promote awareness with primary school children.

Megan McKeown (centre) helps launch the NI Primary School Road Safety Quiz 2019 along with Davy Jackson, from event organisers, Road Safe NI, and Jonathan McKeown of event sponsors, CRASH Services
Megan McKeown (centre) helps launch the NI Primary School Road Safety Quiz 2019 along with Davy Jackson, from event organisers, Road Safe NI, and Jonathan McKeown of event sponsors, CRASH Services

The event is once again sponsored by leading accident management firm CRASH Services and supported by a number of partner agencies like local councils and the emergency services.

The table quiz format will cover both road safety and general knowledge.  The quiz will consist of 7 rounds of 8 questions plus and extra round on road signs.  Prizes will be given to the top 3 teams and everyone involved will take home a certificate.  Each school can send one team of 4 pupils from Primary 7.

The top two teams from each heat will progress to the Northern Ireland Finals which takes place at the NI Fire & Rescue Training Centre in Belfast in March.

Davy Jackson, of Road Safe NI, commented “The event has grown very well over the last two decades and last year we had nearly 200 primary schools take part.  It is vitality important that we educate young road users on key road safety issues.

Jonathan McKeown from sponsors CRASH Services said, “As a business with close connections to road users we are delighted to get involved and support road safety projects like this.  We have a strong partnership with Road Safe NI and they should be commended for running such an innovative event.  I would encourage primary schools to take the opportunity to get involved.”

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