Progress on road safety in Europe has ‘stagnated’

Eamon Ryan said Ireland had slipped from fourth to seventh on the safest roads league table

More than 60 people have lost their lives in the first few months of the year on Irish roads. Picture:

Progress to halve road deaths across member states by 2030 has stagnated, an EU Road Safety Conference in Dublin will hear today.

Government representatives from the United States, Europe and Ireland, transport experts and road crash survivors will all share insights at the event, which is taking place alongside Transport Research Arena 2024 (TRA) at Dublin’s RDS.

The conference coincides with rising concern around Ireland’s rate of road incidents and fatal collisions so far this ...