Friday February 28, 2020

Rise in road deaths 'alarming', says RSA

A report on road safety covering the period from January 1 to July 28 this year showed that 89 people died on the roads, up 7 per cent from 83 in the same period last year

1st August, 2019
David Sheahan, Assistant Garda Commissioner, and RSA chief executive Moyagh Murdock. Pic: Shane O'Neill

The chief executive of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has described figures for road deaths in Ireland so far this year as "alarming".

Moyagh Murdock was responding to a report on road safety covering the period from January 1 to July 28 this year, which showed that 89 people died on the roads, up 7 per cent from 83 in the same period last year. There were 80 collisions, an increase of 3 per cent.

The figures represent a setback, coming after...

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