Irish Roads

  • The Road Safety Authority is warning pedestrians that they account for one in five deaths on Irish roads. 

    It's launching Road Safety Week today, which comes following the deaths of two pedestrians in separate road incidents in the past week.

    Communications Manager with the RSA, Brian Farrell, says they're focusing on what can be done to help pedestrians stay safe.

  • The Chairperson of the RSA says it’s shocking that deaths on Irish roads are 24% higher so far this year compared with the same period last year.

    There have been 47 road deaths in Ireland, nine more than for the same period in 2019, including 14 pedestrians, 20 drivers, eight passengers, four motorcyclists and one cyclist.

    Liz O’Donnell says it is a time for taking extra care in everything we do.

    Ms. O’Donnell says drivers in particular need to slow down, put away your mobile phone and look out for vulnerable road users.