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70% of road deaths this year happened on rural roads

Aug 28, 2022 10:08 By Shannonside News
70% of road deaths this year happened on rural roads 70% of road deaths this year happened on rural roads
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102 people have died on Irish roads this year.

70 per cent of road deaths this year happened on rural roads with a speed limit of 80kmh, according to new figures.

The figures from An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority, show that one-third of fatalities were of people aged 35 or younger, while over four in ten were people aged 60 and above.

The study shows that half of the deaths took place on the weekend, between Friday and Sunday.

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One-hundred-and-two people have died on Ireland's roads so far this year.

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