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Garda Traffic

Traffic Fatalities up to 9am on the 18th January 2018












Pedal Cyclists

Pillion Passengers /Other


Total Year To Date



2017 - Comparison: 11 (-5)  
2018 - January fatalities to date: 6

17/01/2018 Gardaí in Nenagh investigating the fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the M7 are appealing for witnesses.
16/01/2018 Gardaí in Claremorris investigating a serious road traffic collision that occurred on the old N5, 2km from Charlestown on 13th January 2018 at approximately 6.45p.m. are now investigating a fatal road traffic collision.

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 2018

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.