Sunday 17 November 2019

Half of all car crashes happen around capital

ALMOST half of all collisions recorded on Irish roads in 2012 occurred in Dublin and surrounding counties, research from AA Ireland has revealed.

The motor insurer has highlighted a "staggering" number of collisions in the last year – with almost 100 accidents a month serious enough to cause delays for other motorists.

The new figures reveal that AA Roadwatch reported on 1,114 incidents and collisions that impacted on journey times.

The head of AA Roadwatch, Aoife Carragher, said the number of collisions that resulted in delays was "a staggering figure".

Of the incidents recorded by the insurer, almost 400 occurred in Dublin while another 167 happened in Kildare, Louth, Meath and Wicklow.

A total of 97 accidents were reported in Cork, 67 in Galway and 57 in Limerick. Ms Carragher said that it was expected that Dublin would top the table and that other regional cities and commuter counties would also feature strongly.

Irish Independent

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