Many more have to live
with life changing injuries, along with families and
friends grieving for lives lost needlessly.
The figures show that the number of pedestrians killed
in 2022 was 41, compared to 21 in 2021. The high number
of pedestrian fatalities, who are our most vulnerable
road users, is a major concern.
Despite numerous campaigns motorists continue to put
lives at risk by driving at excessive speed and driving
under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A visit to any
collision location, an Accident & Emergency Department
or Coroner’s Court will bring home the reality of
destroyed lives, horrific deaths and grieving families
following road traffic death and injury.
Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer said,” We all have
a responsibility to reduce the number of deaths on our
roads. A large number of collisions are caused by
motorists driving irresponsibly or simply ignoring the
law. We all have to share the road and we can all make a
difference when it comes to reducing the number of
deaths and serious injuries.”