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Wexford records fourth highest number of fatalities by county in 2022

Wexford has recorded the fourth highest number of road fatalities by county in 2022, according to the Road Safety Authority (RSA)…

Only Dublin and Cork (13), and then Limerick which had 10 road fatalities had more people die on our roads. Wexford had 9 people die on the county’s roads, which equalled the number of fatalities on Kilkenny’s roads.

In the year 2021, 7 people died on Wexford’s roads.

In contrast to Wexford’s neighbouring counties, no people died on Carlow’s roads in 2022, 2 died on Wicklow’s roads, and 3 died on Waterford’s roads.

Of fatalities, 27% occurred on an urban road and 73% occurred on a rural road. Of fatalities, 78% were male and 22% were female, according to the RSA findings which have been published online.

Nationally, a total of 155 people died in 149 fatal road collisions in 2022 compared to 137 deaths in 124 fatal road collisions in 2021. This represents an increase of 18 deaths or a 13% rise in road fatalities compared to last year.

The figures were published by the RSA on New Year’s Day following an analysis of provisional fatal collision reports from An Garda Síochána.

Wexford Weekly
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