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Garda Traffic

Traffic Fatalities up to 9am on the 26th October 2016












Pedal Cyclists


Pillion Passengers /Other


Total Year To Date




2015 - Comparison: 126 (+31)  
2016 - October fatalities to date: 17

26/10/2016 Gardaí are currently at the scene of a Fatal Road Traffic Collision involving a truck and a pedestrian which occurred at Meath Street, Dublin 8 shortly before midday today, 26th October 2016.
25/10/2016 Gardaí are investigation a fatal road traffic collision on the R128 Rush Road in Skerries, Co. Dublin, at 12.30 a.m. on the 25th October 2016.

The role of Garda Traffic

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 John O'Mahoney 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 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.