Deaths on Irish roads 2018

Last year (2017) saw a decrease in road deaths with 157 fatalities compared with 186 in 2016.

This data is provisional and correct as of 24 May 2018.

Deaths on Irish Roads 2017

In the period January - December 2017 there were 142 fatal collisions resulting in 157 fatalities on Irish roads. This represents 17% fewer collisions (-30) and 16% fewer deaths (-29) compared to provisional Garda data for the full year of 2016.

Of the 157 fatalities, there were 66 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). 117 of those killed were male (75%).

Almost 1 in 5 of the drivers and passengers killed were not wearing a seatbelt (20%).

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 4pm (38).

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 23 May 2018.