Deaths on Irish roads 2016

Last year (2016) saw an increase in road deaths with 186 fatalities compared with 162 in 2015.

In the period January - December 2016* there were 174 fatal collisions resulting in 186 fatalities on Irish roads.  This represents 19 (+12%) more collisions and 24 (15%) more deaths compared to provisional Garda data for the same period in 2015*.

  • Of the 186 fatalities, there were 81 Drivers killed, 38 Passengers, 35 Pedestrians, 22 Motorcyclists  and 10 Pedal Cyclists.
  • The highest number of fatalities on our roads were among those aged 16-25 (40) and 66+ (44).
  • 138 of those killed were male (74%).
  • Almost 1 in 4 of the drivers and passengers killed were not wearing a seatbelt (23%). 
  • Thursday (32) and Sunday (37) were the most dangerous days on Irish roads in 2016.
  • The highest number of fatalities in 2016 occurred between 4pm and 6pm (28) and 10pm and 12am (20).
  • In 2016, Dublin (21) and Cork (21) had the highest record of road fatalities. Carlow had no road fatalities.

Note: one of these motorcyclists killed was a pillion passenger

*Please note: All figures for 2015 and 2016 are provisional and subject to change. This was last updated on 28th July 2017.

County Fatalities 2016*
Carlow 0
Cavan 3
Clare 4
Cork 21
Donegal 10
Dublin 21
Galway 10
Kerry 7
Kildare 7
Kilkenny 6
Laois 4
Leitrim 1
Limerick 17
Longford 3
Louth 7
Mayo 4
Meath 11
Monaghan 5
Offaly 4
Roscommon 7
Sligo 2
Tipperary 13
Waterford 9
Westmeath 4
Wexford 4
Wicklow 2
Total 186