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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# liz o'donnell

Last month
January 2023
Road deaths in Ireland increased by 13% last year
The number of pedestrian deaths more than doubled.
Last year
# Speeding
Fines for range of road offences have doubled since midnight
The death toll on Irish roads this year stands at 122 people.
All time
# Road Safety Authority
45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019
A total of 148 people died on Irish roads last year, according to provisional figures.
# bus that wouldn't slow down
More than half the buses tested on Irish roads have been deemed unsafe
More than a third of the buses tested had ‘major or dangerous defects’.
# 2016
'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes
Speeding, drink driving, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phones are among the chief causes.
# risking lives
'Alco-locks' could be on the way for those that continue to drink-drive
The Road Safety Authority are thinking outside the box for a new plan on road safety.
# Be Safe
Road accidents account for almost 40% of child deaths in Ireland
Even worse – the number of fatalities on our roads of children aged under 15 almost tripled last year.
# road deaths 2014
Double the number of children died on our roads last year
One in four passengers killed were not wearing a seatbelt.
# liz o'donnell
New RSA Chair told to 'name and shame' local authorities that fail to maintain road standards
Liz O’Donnell appeared before the Oireachtas Transport Committee today.
Column: Social media has society in a panic. What does that tell us?
There is a political lesson behind the widespread condemnations of social media, writes Gavan Titley.