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9669: IRISH ROAD FATALITIES INCREASED IN 2020

Thursday 22 April 2021
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Ireland was one of only a few countries in Europe which actually recorded an increase in road fatalities in 2020, according to new statistics from the EU Commission.

Road deaths in Europe as a whole decreased by an unprecedented 17 per cent, with far fewer people making journeys because of COVID lockdowns.

New figures show that Ireland recorded 30 deaths per million of population last year compared to 29 per million the previous year, an increase of six per cent.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says despite the recent increase in fatalities, Irish roads are among the safest in the world.

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