Road carnage: the missing link

Toxicology reports on the victims of fatal road accidents are not available to the authorities, writes Barry O'Kelly.

19th March, 2005

The flawed efforts to tackle carnage on the roads - penalty points processed manually, grainy speed cameras with blurred images, new speeding laws with loopholes - have been driven, in part at least, in ignorance.

The key reasons for road deaths in Ireland have simply not been identified. Despite the introduction by successive ministers of a raft of new measures, the raw data onthe underlying causes of the fatal accidents - the toxicology reports on...

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