Deaths on Irish roads 2020

 Last year (2020) saw an increase in road deaths. 148 fatalities compared with 140 in 2019. This data is provisional and correct as of 2 February 2021.

Deaths on Irish Roads 2020

In the period January - December 2020 there were 137 fatal collisions resulting in 148 fatalities on Irish roads. This represents eight more fatal collisions and eight more deaths (+6%) compared to provisional Garda data for the full year of 2019.

Of the 148 fatalities, there were 62 Drivers killed, 26 Passengers, 32 Pedestrians, 17 Motorcyclists and 10 Pedal Cyclists.

April (7) and May (6) had the lowest number of fatalities in 2020. February (19) and September (18) were particularly dangerous.

The average number of deaths per month in 2020 (12.3 deaths per month) is greater than the monthly average in 2019 (11.6).

Saturday (29) was the most dangerous day in 2020, followed by Monday and Wednesday ( both with 25 fatalities).

In 2020, Cork (24) and Dublin (20) had the highest number of road fatalities.

 

*Please note: All figures for 2019 and 2020 are provisional and subject to change. Updated 2 February 2021.