57% Fall In Road Deaths In 5-Year Period

2007 and 2011 saw a drop of 57% in the number of people killed on Irish roads, according to a report by the Road Safety Authority.

The report also shows that two counties, Laois and Leitrim, achieved a 100% reduction in road deaths, recording no fatalities last year.

Only one county, Cavan, recorded an increase in fatalities over the period.

Overall road deaths have fallen every year since 2006.

In 2012, 162 people died on Irish roads, 24 fewer fatalities than the previous year, and 51 fewer than 2010.

The RSA's next Road Safety Strategy will span from 2013 to 2020


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