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Garda Traffic

Traffic Fatalities up to 9am on 31st March 2015












Pedal Cyclists


Pillion Passengers /Other


Total Year To Date




2014 - Comparison: 44 (-5)    
2015 - March fatalities to date: 11



29/03/2015 Gardaí in Drogheda are appealing for witnesses following a traffic collision on the 28th March 2015.
28/03/2015 An Garda Síochána, the Road Safety Authority and other stakeholders wish to thank the public for their co-operation during Operation Slow Down. Reports from around the country indicate that the response to the key message of the initiative - to slow down - was heeded, and there was a visible reduction in speed from the motoring public. Motorists are asked to continue to drive safely, to slow down and to save lived - Speed Kills. Between 07.00 on Friday 27th and 07.00 on Saturday 28th, GoSafe checked 104,966 vehicles and detected 454 vehicles speeding.

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 Traffic Bureau (GNTB) was established in 1997 to formulate policy and oversee traffic policing throughout the state. The Bureau is headed by Assistant Commissioner John Twomey and is based at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park. 

Operational Traffic Corps Units based in each Garda Division enforce the policies developed by GNTB. 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 803 Garda members as of 1st February 2014.

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

Traffic Statistics for 2015

Traffic Statistics for 2014

Previous Years Statistics 

GNTB can be contacted at:

Garda National Traffic Bureau
Garda Headquarters
Phoenix Park
Dublin 8

Tel: +353 1 6661956/4
Fax: +353 1 6661958

Updated Penalty Points info - 8/12/14