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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Road Deaths

Last month
November 2023
RSA finds those driving for work are more likely to engage in dangerous driving behaviours
30% of those who drive for work have admitted to nodding off behind the wheel.
October 2023
Appeal for drivers to take care over Bank Holiday as fatalities on 'shocking' upwards trend
The number of road deaths so far this year has already matched the total figure for 2022.
Number of deaths on Irish roads so far this year has now equalled the total for 2022
155 people have died on Irish roads this year, equalling the figure for the entirety of last year.
Witness appeal after cyclist (70s) dies in collision in county Monaghan
The collision occurred on Cootehill Road this afternoon.
Motorists to face higher penalty points on bank holiday weekends
A new bill will allow the number of penalty points to increase during specific periods.
Two motorcyclists killed in separate road incidents in Roscommon and Kerry
A man in his 40s and another in his 30s have died.
September 2023
Woman (50s) dies following crash involving car and lorry in Co Donegal
The woman in her fifties was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after emergency services arrived.
'Personal responsibility' the focus of new RSA campaign to eliminate road deaths by 2050
So far this year, 130 people have died on Irish roads – 25 more than the same period in 2022 and 36 more than the same period in 2019.
No deadline in place for lowering of speed limits, says McEntee
Minister of State at the Department of Transport Jack Chambers, said that he will bring proposals to Government to lower some speed limits by 20km/h.
Shock road safety adverts of the past weren't liked — but they were effective, says Taoiseach
‘We’ve gone backwards in terms of road safety,’ the Taoiseach said today.
Ministers discuss changes to penalty points at meeting this evening
Jack Chambers said the “anomaly” where drivers who commit multiple offences only receive penalty points for the most serious offence must be addressed.
Use of speed cameras to increase by 20% following 'worrying increase' in road deaths
Justice Minister Helen McEntee said an additional €1.2 million is to be allocated for GoSafe vans to provide extra monitoring.
Speed limits, checkpoints and shock tactics: How do we tackle rising road deaths
Ireland is on track to increase its annual road fatalities for the second year in a row.
Gardaí make Electric Picnic appeal as road deaths for August reaches 25
The Garda chief from the roads policing bureau said that Gardaí are playing their part, but that it’s up to everyone to practice road safety.
This year
Gardaí make urgent appeal after 125 road deaths and 600 'serious' road collisions this year
People have been urged to slow down to appropriate speeds and to avoid getting distracted by phones or people.
Review will 'radically change' mismatch of speed limits on Irish roads, says minister
A review into Ireland’s speed limits will be published in the ‘coming weeks, says Minister of State Jack Chambers.
RSA urges motorists to 'evaluate driving behaviour' as road deaths reach 100 this year
As of this morning, there have been 100 road deaths in Ireland, an increase of 11 on the same period last year.
Road deaths in Ireland increased by 13% last year
The number of pedestrian deaths more than doubled.
Last year
Motorcyclist and pedestrian die in separate road crashes in Louth and Tipperary
Gardaí are investigating both collisions.
All time
'We've lost the equivalent of a month's worth of lives in two days': RSA issues safety warning
Seven people died on roads in the Republic and Northern Ireland today and yesterday.
New road safety strategy that seeks to halve deaths on Irish roads by 2030 launched
A working group will be established to examine speed limits, particularly a 30km/h speed limit in urban areas.
Number of fatalities on Irish roads in first seven months of year down compared with last year
There were 75 fatalities between January and July, compared with 81 in the same period in 2020.
Number of people killed on Irish roads dropped by 12% in first half of 2021
Garda figures showed 82% of deaths occurred on rural roads with a speed limit of 80kmh or higher.
Road Safety Authority reports 149 deaths on Irish roads in 2020
There was a 25% reduction in the number of serious or minor injuries in 2020.
Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions
Six pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads since the schools were closed in the middle of March.
Two dead in separate road crashes in Kildare and Meath
A woman in her 80s and a man in his 30s have died on Irish roads today.
Appeal after man killed in Donegal car crash
The single-car crash occurred at 4am today.
Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing
The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.
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.
Road Safety Authority 'interested' in tough UK restrictions on young drivers
One of the measures being considered in the UK is a curfew for young drivers.
Warning as research shows defective tyres a factor in an average of 14 roads deaths per year
Each month 8,500 vehicles are classified as being dangerously defective.
Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year
There’s been an increase in detections of drink driving, people not wearing their seatbelts and people using their phones.
'A cloud of sadness over the area': Tributes paid to four young men killed in Co Donegal car crash
John Harley, Seán Harkin, Mícheál Roarty and Daniel Scott were killed in a single-vehicle collision last night.
'The stuff of nightmares': Four men in their 20s killed in Donegal car crash named
Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began
This compares with 156 deaths as a result of 141 crashes in 2017.
31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash
The car the man was driving struck a tree this morning.
Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide
Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.
Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year
Ireland had the fourth largest decline in road deaths amongst the EU28 countries between 2016 and 2017.
Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer
There have been a number of fatal road accidents in recent days.
Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row
The European Commission released the statistics for 2017 this week.