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Garda Traffic

Traffic Fatalities up to 9am on the 21st July 2017

 

 

 

Pedestrians

 16

Drivers

 39

Passengers

13

Motorcyclists

 6

Pedal Cyclists

10

Pillion Passengers /Other

 1

Total Year To Date

 

85

2016 - Comparison: 94 (-9)  
2017 - July fatalities to date: 8

 
21/07/2017 Gardaí in Ardee are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred south of Aclint Bridge, Ardee, Co. Louth at approximately 1 a.m. this morning, Friday 21st July 2017.
16/07/2017 A 27 year old male seriously injured in a hit and run collision on the R127, Skerries to Loughshinny Road, Co Dublin in the early hours of the Tuesday, December 27th 2016 was pronounced dead on Friday last, July 14th 2017 at Beaumont Hospital.

The role of Garda National Roads Policing Bureau

Enforcement of road traffic legislation is almost entirely a Garda function

The main responsibility of Garda Traffic is to significantly reduce the incidence of fatal and serious injuries and improve road safety. An Garda Síochána's Traffic Mission Statement is to develop a national culture of safe road use. 

The Garda National Roads Policing Bureau (GNRPB) was established in 1997 to formulate policy and oversee traffic policing throughout the state. The Bureau is headed by Assistant Commissioner Michael Finn and is based at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park. 

Operational Traffic Corps Units based in each Garda Division enforce the policies developed by GNRPB. The 2 key factors in policy formulation are:

  • Prioritised enforcement
  • Traffic management

Enforcement is almost entirely a Garda function while traffic management is a shared responsibility between An Garda Síochána and other agencies. 

The Garda Traffic Corps is dedicated to the enforcement of road traffic legislation and also to assisting the free flow of traffic. The first Traffic Corps Unit was established in Dublin in 1953 and was extended nationwide in 1973. The current strength stands at 709 Garda members as of July 2016.

Breakdown of Road Traffic Statistics are available by clicking on each of the following links: 

Traffic Statistics for 2017

Traffic Statistics for 2016

Traffic Statistics for 2015

Traffic Statistics for 2014

Previous Years Statistics 

For traffic related incidents please contact your local Garda Station by telephone or email, or alternatively the Traffic Watch scheme.