Deaths on Irish roads 2018

Last year (2017) saw a decrease in road deaths with 159 fatalities compared with 186 in 2016.

Deaths on Irish Roads 2017

In the period January - December 2017 there were 144 fatal collisions resulting in 159 fatalities on Irish roads. This represents 17% fewer collisions (-30) and 15% fewer deaths (-27) compared to provisional Garda data for the full year of 2016.

Of the 159 fatalities, there were 68 Drivers killed, 26 Passengers, 30 Pedestrians, 20 Motorcyclists and 15 Pedal Cyclists.

The highest number of fatalities on our roads were among those aged 16-25 (33) and 66+ (33). 119 of those killed were male (75%).

Almost 1 in 5 of the drivers and passengers killed were not wearing a seatbelt (19%).

Monday (37) and Sunday (32) were the most dangerous days on Irish roads in 2017.

The highest number of fatalities in 2017 occurred between 12pm and 2pm (20), 2pm and 4pm (19) and 6pm and 8pm (18).

In 2017, Dublin (23), Cork (14) and Mayo (12) had the highest record of road fatalities.

Note: figures for motorcyclist deaths include pillion passengers.
 

*Please note: All figures for 2017 and 2016 are provisional and subject to change. Updated on 19th January 2018.

 

County

2016*

2017*

Carlow

0

4

Cavan

3

3

Clare

4

4

Cork

21

14

Donegal

10

6

Dublin

21

23

Galway

10

6

Kerry

7

8

Kildare

7

6

Kilkenny

6

4

Laois

3

1

Leitrim

1

1

Limerick

17

7

Longford

3

2

Louth

7

10

Mayo

4

12

Meath

12

9

Monaghan

5

8

Offaly

4

2

Roscommon

7

4

Sligo

2

3

Tipperary

13

8

Waterford

9

4

Westmeath

4

1

Wexford

4

7

Wicklow

2

2

Total

186

159