Deaths on Irish roads 2019

Last year (2018) saw a decrease in road deaths with 148 fatalities compared with 156 in 2017.

This data is provisional and correct as of 22 February 2019.

Deaths on Irish Roads 2018

In the period January - December 2018 there were 141 fatal collisions resulting in 148 fatalities on Irish roads. This represents the same number of collisions  and 5% fewer deaths (-8) compared to provisional Garda data for the full year of 2017.

Of the 148 fatalities, there were 62 Drivers killed, 20 Passengers, 42 Pedestrians, 15 Motorcyclists and 9 Pedal Cyclists.

May (5) had the lowest number of fatalities in 2018. April (17) June, November and December (16 per month) were particularly dangerous.

The average number of deaths per month in 2018 (12 deaths per month) is less than the monthly average in 2017

Sunday (32) was the most dangerous day in 2018, followed by Tuesday (23) and Monday (21).

In 2018, Cork (16) and Dublin (15) had the highest record of road fatalities.

 

 

*Please note: All figures for 2018 and 2017 are provisional and subject to change. Updated on 22 February 2019.