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Pedal Cyclists Road Casualties 1998 - 2008

Creator:

Road Safety Authority (RSA)

Subject Keywords: Road safety education and research
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Data
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Pedal Cyclists Road Casualties 1998 - 2008
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Over the period 1998-2008, 144 pedal cyclists were killed on Irish roads. This represents 3.5% of all road fatalities between 1998 and 2008. In the same period 335 cyclists were seriously injured.
Of those killed or seriously injured;
• 51% of cyclists killed were involved in a collision with a car,
• 33% of cyclists killed were involved in a collision with a goods vehicle,
• 30% of the cyclists were killed in county Dublin,
• 22% of the cyclists were killed in Dublin City,
• 30% of the cyclists were killed during the evening rush hour (4pm -6pm),
• 34% of the cyclists were killed during the months (July, August and September),
• 79% of the cyclists killed were male,
• 22% of the cyclists killed were aged 16 or under and
•  65% of the cyclists’ serious injuries occurred on
rural roads (i.e. roads with a speed limit of more than 60km/h).

Date:

05/03/2010

Rights: © RSA
Suggested citation:

Road Safety Authority (RSA). (2010) Pedal Cyclists Road Casualties 1998 - 2008 [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/436434 [Accessed: 22nd July 2019].

  

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