Traffic Fatalities up to 9am on 23rd May 2013
|Total Year to Date:
2012 - Comparison: 62 (+11)
2013 - May fatalities to date: 10
Gardaí at Cahir are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the M8 Southbound in the townland of Raheenrow, Tipperary at approximately 2a.m. this morning, the Friday 24th May 2013.
Gardaí at Galway are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Knockdoe, Co Galway (N17) at approximately 2.30am this morning (20/5/13).
The role of Garda Traffic
The main responsibility of Garda Traffic is to significantly reduce the incidence of fatal and serious injuries and improve road safety. An Garda Síochána's Traffic Mission Statement is to develop a national culture of safe road use.
The Garda National Traffic Bureau (GNTB) was established in 1997 to formulate policy and oversee traffic policing throughout the state. The Bureau is headed by Assistant Commissioner Gerard Phillips and is based at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park.
Operational Traffic Corps Units based in each Garda Division enforce the policies developed by GNTB. The 2 key factors in policy formulation are:
- Prioritised enforcement
- Traffic management
Enforcement is almost entirely a Garda function while traffic management is a shared responsibility between An Garda Síochána and other agencies.
The Garda Traffic Corps is dedicated to the enforcement of road traffic legislation and also to assisting the free flow of traffic. The first Traffic Corps Unit was established in Dublin in 1953 and was extended nationwide in 1973. The current strength stands at 885 Garda members as of 30th June 2012.
Breakdown of Road Traffic Statistics are available by clicking on each of the following links:
Traffic Statistics for 2013
Previous Years Statistics
GNTB can be contacted at:
Garda National Traffic Bureau
Tel: +353 1 6661956/4
Fax: +353 1 6661958