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We do Irish roads have so many fatal collisions?

Can a solution to the problem be found?

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

3rd January, 2016
Emergency services personnel attend the scene of a crash between a car and a lorry Picture: Collins

The appalling loss of life on Irish roads in recent days has led the Road Safety Authority to describe this past Christmas as one of the worst ever.

This latest spate of tragedies has again put the spotlight on road safety, which remains a key issue despite improvements over the past decade.

It is inevitable that crashes will happen in a country which has more than 93,000 kilometres of roads and 2.7 million drivers. But...

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