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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Road Fatalities

Last year
# Road Safety
2021 saw lowest number of road fatalities since recording began in 1959
There was an 11% drop in road deaths in 2021 compared to 2020.
All time
# Road Deaths
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.
# Road Fatalities
Gardaí voice concern over increase in road deaths
Six more people have lost their lives so far this year when compared to 2018′s fatalities.
# Be Safe
Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue
“They could be relations of mine or yours.”
# Road Deaths
'We need to remember that there are real lives, real families behind these statistics'
23,949 people have died on Irish roads since records began in 1959.
# improvement
Road deaths for 2015 are the second lowest since records began
165 people died on Irish roads compared to 193 in 2014.
# local community
Private service held in Carlow for Athy crash victims
The memorial took place at 12:15 this afternoon.
# Roads
Higher child, cyclist and pedestrian road fatalities this year
Latest figures show an increase in road deaths overall for the first seven months of 2014 compared to last year.
# Powerful
Shock treatment for students at simulated crash
A complex rescue operation was simulated by volunteer emergency service people at college campus to hit home with road safety message.
# Road Fatalities
These are the top ten spots where drivers speed in Dublin
0These locations will receive “targeted enforcement” as part of a new Garda campaign.
# Roads
One man dead after stolen taxi crashes at Dublin’s North Wall Quay
The North Wall Quay is closed in both directions this morning with forensic collision investigators on the scene.
# Seatbelts
Fatal Friday: 91 killed on Irish roads, don't make it 92 tomorrow
Twenty-one of the so far 91 deaths on Irish roads this year happened on a Friday.
# slow down
75 killed on Irish roads this year, don't be number 76 this weekend
“The speed limit is not a target that must be achieved,” the Garda Assistant Commissioner has warned.
# Roads
Garda chief defends traffic corps as Byrne says "lives are at stake"
As six people died on our roads over Christmas, it has been revealed that the Garda Traffic Corps has seen its numbers reduced to under 1,000 at present.
# slow down
30 km/h speed limit introduced in Cork city centre
The new limit aims to make the city centre more pedestrian and shopper friendly.
# Road Deaths
St Patrick’s Weekend road deaths up 50 per cent from last year
Six people were killed on the roads over the five-day period while 267 were arrested for drink driving.