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Garda Traffic

Traffic Fatalities up to 9am on 25th April 2014
Pedestrians:
14
Drivers:

28

Passengers: 8
Motorcyclists: 2
Pedal Cyclists: 4
Pillion Passenger/Other
Total Year to Date:  56

2013 - Comparison: 59 (-3)
2014 - April fatalities to date: 13

 
24/04/2014 Gardaí are investigating a fatal traffic collision, which occurred at about 8.30pm on 23rd April 2014 on the Gort Road in Loughrea, Co Galway.
24/04/2014 Gardaí are continuing to investigate yesterday evenings fatal hit and run collision at Loughrea.

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 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
E-mail:
traffic@garda.ie