Desmond College students win ‘Future Award’

Breda Magner and Evan Condon, students in Desmond College received a “Future Award” from Liz O’ Donnell, Chairperson of the Road Safety Authority at the RSA Safety Awards held in Croke Park on 12th December.

Now in its eleventh year, these awards recognise and honour the contribution made by people and organisations nationwide in reducing deaths and serious injuries on Irish roads.

This is the second year in which an additional category has been added to the list of awards, the ‘Future Award’. The purpose of the Future Award is to highlight and acknowledge the development of innovative, technological concepts that demonstrate a real positive impact on road safety and an actual or future contribution to saving lives.

The second level students created a product entitled “Cycle Safe 2000”, which is a removable, lightweight, light affixed to the rear of a bicycle, just underneath the saddle, it is reflective, waterproof and once turned on, creates a temporary cycle lane, projected out the rear of the bicycle, as the bicycle travels forward, this lane is illuminated by the inclusion of two 5mW red lasers.

The additional reflection and the uniqueness of a moving lane increases motorist’s awareness to the fact that a cyclist is ahead, thus reducing accidents.


Dec 2018: Breda Magner and Evan Condon receiving their Future Award from Liz O' Donnell, Chairperson of the Road Safety Authority at the RSA Safety Awards held in Croke Park
Breda Magner and Evan Condon receiving their “Future Award” from Liz O’ Donnell, Chairperson of the Road Safety Authority at the RSA Safety Awards held in Croke Park