Deaths on Irish roads 2018

Last year (2018) saw a decrease in road deaths. 142 fatalities compared with 156 in 2017.  This data is provisional and correct as of 10 October 2019.  

Deaths on Irish Roads 2018

In the period January - December 2018 there were 136 fatal collisions resulting in 142 fatalities on Irish roads. This represents six fewer collisions and 9% fewer deaths (-14) compared to provisional Garda data for the full year of 2017.

Of the 142 fatalities, there were 56 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 (22).

 In 2018, Cork (15) 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 10 October 2019