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Traffic – Motorcycle Safety

In 2012 sixteen motorcyclists were killed on the roads. Last year that number increased to twenty seven. Most fatalities occur during the summer months, from May until the end of September.

There have been five motorcycle fatalities since the end of May. Seán Dixon suffered a brain injury in a motorcycle collision in July 2011 near Raheny in North Dublin. Included in the feature is an interview with Sean during which he discusses his experience.

Dr. Áine Carroll of the National Rehabilitation Hospital talked about the spinal injuries, amputation and traumatic brain injuries they deal with when treating motorbike crash survivors.