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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Safety Issues

Photo of Clare DalyClare Daly (Dublin North, Socialist Party)
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31. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his priorities for improving road safety. [30906/13]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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My main priorities for improving road safety are outlined in the Road Safety Strategy 2013 to 2020.

The two main objectives of the Strategy are (i) a reduction of road collision fatalities on Irish roads to 25 per million population or less by 2020, thereby reducing deaths from 162 in 2012 to 124 or fewer by 2020 and (ii) a provisional target for the reduction of serious injuries by 30% from 472 in 2011 to 330 or fewer by 2020 or 61 per million population.

The Strategy contains a large number of Actions that, when implemented, will contribute to the overall objective. The body/agency responsible for the implementation of each Action and the timescale for completion are identified in the Strategy.

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