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List of road traffic accidents deaths in Republic of Ireland by year

Official road traffic accident statistics in the Republic of Ireland are compiled by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) using data supplied by the Garda Síochána (police).[1] While related data is collected by other organisations, including the National Roads Authority, local authorities, and the Health Service Executive, these are not factored into RSA statistics.[2]

Road traffic accident deaths and injuries
Year Deaths Injuries Serious Injuries[n 1] Ref
1922 51[n 2][n 3] 583[n 3] [4]
1923 75[n 2][n 3] 701[n 3] [4]
1924 64[n 2][n 3] 725[n 3] [4]
1925 96[n 2][n 3] 973[n 3] [4]
1926 130[n 2][n 3] 1,148[n 3] [4]
1929[n 4] 106[n 5] [5]
1931 184 2,870 [6]
1932 202 2,934 [6]
1933 185 2,747 [6]
1934 199 2,934 [7]
1935 222 3,388 [8]
1936 201 3,534 [8]
1937 214 4,247 [9]
1938 227 5,516 [9]
1939 192 4,989 [10]
1940 204 3,929 [10]
1941 156 2,609 [10]
1942 176 1,881 [10]
1943 110 1,455 [10]
1944 130 1,408 [10]
1945 115 1,679 [10]
1946 166 2,861 [10]
1947 195 3,294 [10]
1948 201 3,836 [10]
1949 213 3,941 [10]
1950 213 4,452 [10]
1951 251 4,471 [10]
1952 222 4,208 [10][11]
1953 257 4,476 [11]
1954 267 4,769 [11]
1955 282 5,200 [11]
1956 313 5,027 [11]
1957 274 4,328 [11]
1958 269 3,343 [11]
1959 306 3,284 [11]
1960 302 5,753 [11]
1961 332 5,424 [11]
1962 339 5,500 [11]
1963 335 4,757 [11]
1964 341 5,205 [11]
1965 356 5,667 [11]
1966 382 5,412 [11]
1967 416 6,110 [11]
1968 447 9,716 [12]
1969 462 9,566 [12]
1970 540 9,269 [12]
1971 576 9,629 [12]
1972 640 8,955 [12]
1973 592 8,762 [12]
1974 594 8,288 [12]
1975 586 7,198 [12]
1976 525 7,798 [12]
1977 583 8,515 [12]
1978 628 9,313 [12]
1979 614 8,250 [12]
1980 564 8,509 [12]
1981 572 8,283 [12]
1982 533 8,006 [12]
1983 535 7,946 [12]
1984 465 8,210 [n 6] [12]
1985 410 7,818 [n 6] [12]
1986 387 8,329 [n 6] [12]
1987 462 8,409 [n 6] [12]
1988 463 8,437 [n 6] [12]
1989 460 8,803 [n 6] [12]
1990 478 9,429 [n 6] [12]
1991 445 9,874 [n 6] [12]
1992 415 10,188 [n 6] [12]
1993 431 9,831 [n 6] [12]
1994 404 10,229 [n 6] [12]
1995 437 12,673 [n 6] [12]
1996 453 13,319 [n 6] [12]
1997 472 13,115 2,182 [12][13]
1998 458 12,773 1,916 [12][13]
1999 413 12,340 1,867 [12][13]
2000 415 12,043 1,640 [12][13]
2001 411 10,222 1,417 [12][13]
2002 376 9,206 1,150 [12][13]
2003 335 8,262 1,009 [12][13]
2004 374 7,867 877 [12][13]
2005 396 9,318 1,021 [12][14][15][13]
2006 365 8,575 907 [12][14][15][13]
2007 338 7,806 860 [12][14][15][13]
2008 279 9,758 835 / 610[n 7] [16][14][15][13]
2009 238 9,742 640 / 453[n 7] [16][14][15][13]
2010 212 8,270 561 / 388[n 7] [16][14][15][13]
2011 186 7,235 472 / 333[n 7] [16][14][15][13]
2012 163[n 8] 7,942 474 / 300[n 7] [16][14][15]
2013 190 6,880 508 / 318[n 7] [16][14][18]
2014[n 9] 193 8,079 758 [14][20][21][18]
2015 162 825 [22][18]
2016 187 [23]
2017 158 [24]
Footnotes
  1. ^ 'The definition of "serious injury" is an injury for which the person is detained in hospital as an in-patient, or any of the following injuries whether or not detained in hospital: fractures, concussion, internal injuries, crushings, severe cuts and lacerations, severe general shock requiring medical treatment.'[3]
  2. ^ a b c d e The 1922–26 figures are for fatal accidents rather than deaths.[4]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The 1922–26 figures are for accidents caused by motor cars and horse-drawn vehicles only.[4]
  4. ^ Year ending 1 September 1929.[5]
  5. ^ Deaths caused by motor cars and buses only.[5]
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Figure 4: Number of Serious Injury Collisions, 1984-2012" (RSA 2016 p.4) graphs a related number (collisions rather than persons)
  7. ^ a b c d e f Where two figures are given for serious injuries, the first is from RSA Road Safety, Research and Driver Education 2017 and the second from RSA Research Department 2016
  8. ^ Figure revised October 2016.[17]
  9. ^ Data collection was automated in 2014 via the PULSE system.[19]

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Gárda Síochána (1939). Report on road traffic for the year 1937 : with an appendix containing abstracts from the report for the year 1938, which is in course of preparation (PDF). Official Publications. P.3424. Dublin: Stationery Office. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  • Road Safety Authority (RSA) (March 2013). "Road Safety Strategy 2013–2020" (PDF). Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  • RSA (24 October 2016). "Road Collision Facts 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  • RSA Research Department (March 2016). "Road Casualties and Collisions in Ireland 2014; Tables" (PDF). Loughrea, County Galway: RSA. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  • RSA Road Safety, Research and Driver Education (October 2017). "Serious Injuries In Road Traffic Collisions: Progress to date" (PDF). RSA. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  • Short, Jack (October 2017). "Traffic Injuries in Ireland: a neglected problem" (PDF). Dublin: Statistical and Social Inquiry Society. Retrieved 14 March 2018.

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Short 2017 p.6
  2. ^ Risk Solutions (November 2012). "Road Collision Data Collection In Ireland" (PDF). Road Collision Data Collection in Ireland and International Benchmarking. pp. 32–41. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  3. ^ RSA Research Department 2016, p.39; RSA Road Safety, Research and Driver Education 2017, p.4
  4. ^ a b c d e f g O'Higgins, Kevin (8 February 1927). "Questions. Oral Answers. — Fatal Accidents In Saorstát". Dáil Éireann Debates. Oireachtas. pp. Vol.18 No.4. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Fitzgerald-Kenney, James (31 October 1929). "Questions. Oral Answers. — Fatal Motor Accidents". Dáil Éireann Debate. Oireachtas. pp. Vol.32 No.5 p.5 cc589–590. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Ruttledge, P. J. (1 May 1934). "Questions. Oral Answers. - Road Accidents in Free State". Dáil Éireann Debates. Oireachtas. pp. Vol.52 No.1 p.4 c.3. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  7. ^ Gárda Síochána 1939, p.4 ["During the seven years 1931 to 1937 there were 1,407 persons killed"; the sum of the other six years' fatalities is 1,208.]
  8. ^ a b Gárda Síochána 1939, p.4
  9. ^ a b Gárda Síochána 1939, p.38 Table (A)
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Garda Síochána (1953). Statistics of road accidents in Ireland : (excluding the six north-eastern counties) : year 1952 (PDF). Dublin. p. 4; Table 3: Summary showing the number of Accidents which occurred during the years 1938-1952. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Central Statistics Office (1968). Statistics of road accidents in Ireland (exclusive of the six counties) in 1967 resulting in death or injury (PDF). Dublin. p. 3: Table 1: Number of road accidents which resulted in personal injury and the number of persons killed and injured in the years 1952-1967 and 1939. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an "Archived Road Collision Statistics 1961 to 2007". Roads Policing Statistics. Garda Síochána. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o RSA 2013 p.43 fig.7
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j RSA Research Department 2016, p.5 "Table 2 Persons Killed and Injured, 2005–2014"
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h RSA Road Safety, Research and Driver Education 2017 p.5 Table 1
  16. ^ a b c d e f "Serious Injury Collisions — 2008 to 2013" (PDF). Garda Síochána. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  17. ^ RSA 2016 addendum between p.iv and p.v
  18. ^ a b c RSA Road Safety, Research and Driver Education 2017 p.6 Table 2
  19. ^ Short 2017 p.8
  20. ^ RSA Research Department 2016, p.15 "Table 18: All Casualties Classified by Road User Type"
  21. ^ "Overview 2014". Roads Policing Statistics. Garda Síochána. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Overview 2015". Roads Policing Statistics. Garda Síochána. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  23. ^ "Overview 2016". Roads Policing Statistics. Garda Síochána. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  24. ^ "15% drop in road deaths to 158" (Press release). Garda Síochána. January 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.