RSA ‘seriously concerned’ by number of people killed on Cork roads this year

The Road Safety Authority say they are seriously concerned by the number of people being killed on Cork roads this year.

12 people have lost their lives in the city and county since the start of 2022, while 84 people have been killed over the past six years.

The people who lost their lives on Cork roads are being commemorated at a ceremony at the North Cathedral in the city on Sunday, for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

25,000 people have died on Irish Roads since 1959 and 85,000 people have been seriously injured.

Speaking to RedFM News, Brian Farrell from the Road Safety Authority says small changes to how we drive can make a huge difference:

“We don’t want to see any more empty chairs around the table at Christmas time. So please as respect as I say to those who have been killed seriously injured the bereaved families. Please look at our own behavior on the roads and how we can improve it. What changes can we make to you know, make the roads a safer place and you know, not talking about big changes. Small changes make a huge difference if we all just slowed down a little bit and made a conscious effort to look out and concentrate on the road for for vulnerable road users like cyclists and pedestrians, if we made the conscious effort to put the phone away and not to be distracted while driving we could make the roads here in Cork safer.”

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