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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Preliminary traffic collision statistics show that the number of road fatalities in Galway has increased compared to 2020.

The figures were released yesterday by the Highway Safety Authority, following an analysis of provisional fatal collision reports by An Garda Síochána.

12 people died in fatal road crashes in the city and county of Galway last year, up from 5 the year before and recorded the third highest in the country behind Dublin which recorded 20 road fatalities and Meath with 14.

Nationally, the total number of road fatalities was 133, making it the safest year on Irish roads since road fatalities were first recorded in 1959.

National figures also indicated that while 18 pedestrians were killed in 2021, this is the lowest number of pedestrians killed in the past 25 years, as the breakdown by road user has only been available since 1996.

There was an increase in fatalities among drivers and motorcyclists in 2021 with 70 and 21 respectively, an increase of 9 and 4.

Provisional serious injury figures show 1,091 serious injuries have been recorded through December 21, 2021 compared to 1,105 in 2020

Other statistics showed that during the year 2021, more than 175,000 drivers were detected committing speeding offenses, more than 23,000 detected using a mobile phone in driving, nearly 8,800 arrests were made for driving under the influence of drugs, more than 7,000 were detected for seat belt violations and more than 7,500 unaccompanied learner drivers were detected.

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