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Serious and Minor Injury Road Crashes Drop by a Quarter in 2020

  • Road fatalities increase by nine in 2020
  • Increase in passenger, pedestrian and cyclist deaths in 2020
  • Government Road Safety Strategy 2013 to 2020 comes to an end with Ireland second safest country in EU
  • Development of new Government Road Safety Strategy a key priority for 2021
  • New Strategy to embody ‘Vision Zero’ approach

Provisional road collision statistics for 2020 show that while the number of road fatalities increased by nine or 6% there were 1,407 fewer serious and minor injury collisions recorded, a 25% decrease compared to 2019+.

The provisional figures which were published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) today Friday 1 January 2020, following an analysis of An Garda Síochána fatal collision reports show that up to 5pm on the 31 December 2020, a total of 149 people had lost their lives on Ireland’s roads as a result of 138 fatal crashes. This compares to 140 lives lost in 129 fatal crashes in 2019. A county by county breakdown of fatalities can be found here.