"Don't wait for accidents to happen"

O`REILLY, Deirdre Mary


Born 1963


  • 1981-1984 B.A. (joint honours) Exonomics and Geography, University of Newcastle pon Tyne
  • 1984-1985 P.G.C.E. Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Bristol Polythenic

Professional activities

  • 1985-1986 Secondary school teacher, at Chepstow Comprehensive, Gwent
  • 1986-1989 Scientific Officer Transport Research Laboratory, Crowthorne Berkshire, UK
  • 1989-1993 Higher Scientific Officer Research into costs of road accidents, distribution of injury and other road safety related social science based projects.
  • since 1993 Senior Scientific Officer at the Road Safety Division, Dept. of Transport Research Programme Manager with responsibility for the technical and financial management of existing projects and research programme development in the following areas of road safety: developmental psychology of children, education, pedestrian and cycle training, attitudes/publicity on other ad hoc social research issues related to road safety. Also take policy responsibility for road safety education and liaise with other Government Departments, road safety professionals voluntary and commercial organisations.


  • Member of the Social Research Association


  • O`REILLY D.M. 1997, Developments in child pedestrian training. FERSI Conference
  • O`REILLY D.M., HARLAND G., CHRISTIE N. 1996, Planning for safer child pedestrians. FERSI Conference
  • O`REILLY D.M. 1994, Child pedestrian safety in Great Britain. Road Accidents Great Britain 1993 – The casualty report. HMSO
  • O`REILLY D.M., SIMPSON H. 1994, Revaluation of accident related costs of road accidents. Transport Research Laboratory Project Report 56.

Publications at ICTCT workshops

2000. Corfu
Evaluation of road safety education and novice driver safety measures in Great Britain Click to download file! MCMAHON, Kate; O`REILLY, Deirdre Mary


Road Safety Division
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
United Kingdom
2/14 Great Minster House; 76 Marsham Street
UK-SW1P 4DR London
Phone: +44 171271 4772
Fax: +44 171 271 4728
E-mail: Deirdre.O’Reilly@dft.gsi.gov.uk