155 road deaths in 2022

A total of 155 people died in 149 fatal road collisions in 2022 compared to 137 deaths in 124 fatal road collisions in 2021.

This represents an increase of 18 deaths or a 13 per cent rise in road fatalities compared to 2021.

The figures were published by the RSA, following an analysis of provisional fatal collision reports from An Garda Síochána.

Counties Cork (13), Dublin (13) and Limerick (10) recorded the highest number of road deaths.

There were no recorded road deaths in Co Carlow in 2022.

The figures also indicate that the number of pedestrians killed in 2022 (41) more than doubled compared to 2021 (20).

Despite a decrease in the number of drivers killed (down 10), drivers still accounted for the highest proportion of fatalities at 39 per cent (60).

The number of passenger fatalities increased to 22, up four on 2021.

Seven cyclists were killed on Irish roads in 2022, the same number as 2021.

Provisional figures indicate that 1,292 serious injuries were recorded up to the 29th December 2022 compared to 1,342 up to the same period in 2021.

Where it was possible to establish the use of a seatbelt or not among drivers and passengers killed, a total of 19 per cent were found not to have been wearing a seatbelt.

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