Written answers

Tuesday, 4 May 2004

8:00 pm

Photo of Pat RabbittePat Rabbitte (Dublin South West, Labour)
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Question 76: To ask the Minister for Transport the number of road deaths that have occurred here in 2004 up to the latest date for which figures are available; the way in which these contrast to each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12530/04]

Photo of Séamus BrennanSéamus Brennan (Minister, Department of Transport; Dublin South, Fianna Fail)
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Statistics relating to road accidents, based on information provided by the Garda Síochána, are published by the National Roads Authority in its annual road accident facts reports. The most recent report is in respect of 2002 and that report, with reports relating to previous years, are available in the Oireachtas Library.

The following table gives the number of road deaths that have occurred here during the first four months of 2004 and a comparison with the same periods in 2000-03. The figures shown for 2003 and 2004 are provisional.

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
January 30 32 30 35 20 32
February 34 41 38 33 21 39
March 35 23 31 34 33 25
April 31 42 22 32 23 29*
Totals 130 138 121 134 97 125
*as of 30 April 2004

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