Donegal man commended for road safety talks to teenagers

A road crash survivor has been awarded the highest accolade in recognition of his contribution to promoting road safety.

Richard Alcorn’s life was changed when he was seriously injured in a crash in 2006 and two of his cousins were killed in a separate incident in 2005.

Richard is now a motivational speaker and promotes road safety in schools, particularly in his home county of Donegal and surrounding counties.

The RSA awarded him the ‘Supreme Award in Road Safety’ and a ‘Leading Light’, in a ceremony this afternoon.

He says he adapted well to living with his disabilities, but it’s tough for the families who also experience the fallout: