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Provisional figures released by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) this week reveal that road fatalities had decreased by 15% in 2017 when compared to figures published for 2016.

In 2016, a total of 186 people tragically lost their lives on Irish roads as a result of fatal collisions. In 2017, that number dropped to 158.

Of the 158 people killed, 67 were drivers, 26 passengers, 30 pedestrians, 20 motorcyclists, and 15 pedal cyclists. March (20) , July (17) and November (17) were the most dangerous months while Sundays (37) and Mondays (32) were statistically the most dangerous days on the roads.

The top 10 worst Counties for 2017 reads as follows:

Dublin – 23

Cork – 14

Mayo – 12

Louth – 10

Meath – 9

Tipperary – 8

Kerry – 8

Monaghan – 8

Wexford – 7

Limerick – 7

For more information on statistics and road safety visit http://rsa.ie

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