Deaths on Irish roads 2018

Last year (2018) saw a decrease in road deaths. 143 fatalities compared with 156 in 2017.  This data is provisional and correct as of 9 September 2019.  

Deaths on Irish Roads 2018

In the period January - December 2018 there were 136 fatal collisions resulting in 143 fatalities on Irish roads. This represents five fewer collisions and 8% fewer deaths (-13) compared to provisional Garda data for the full year of 2017.

Of the 143 fatalities, there were 57 Drivers killed, 20 Passengers, 42 Pedestrians, 15 Motorcyclists and 9 Pedal Cyclists.

May (4) had the lowest number of fatalities in 2018. April (17) and June (16) were particularly dangerous.

 The average number of deaths per month in 2018 (12 deaths per month) is less than the monthly average in 2017 (13).

Sunday (30) was the most dangerous day in 2018, followed by Tuesday (23).

 In 2018, Cork (16) and Dublin (14) had the highest record of road fatalities.      

 

*Please note: All figures for 2018 and 2017 are provisional and subject to change. Updated on 9 September 2019