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From 1997 to 2007, 31% of all the pedestrians killed were aged 65 or over.  Further, pedestrians walking in the dark are 13 times more likely to be killed than while walking during the day. 

 

Statistics

  • From 1997-2007, almost a third (31%) of pedestrians killed were aged 65 or over.
  • Pedestrians walking in the dark on rural roads are 13 times more likely to be killed than while walking during the day.
  • A total of 250 people have been killed on Irish roads in 2009, 35 fewer than last year.
  • It is estimated that for every life lost on our roads over 100 people are left grieving this loss.