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Road Safety in Ireland in 2015 - Infographic

ROAD SAFETY N IRELAND in 2015 Irish Road Safety Week (IRSW) will be taking place from Monday the 5th of October to Sunday the 11th of October this year. In the lead up to the event, we take a look at the issue of road safety in Ireland in 2015. Up to the 31st of July 2015, 41 drivers, 16 passengers, 18 pedestrians, 12 motorcyclists and 5 cyclists have been killed on Irish roads. Over a third of drivers killed on the roads so far this year weren't wearing their seatbelts. Younger and older drivers continue to The highest number of driver fatalities was 4) recorded in Cork (6). July has been the most dangerous month to date in 2015, remain a high risk 3 group. with 20 lives lost. April 2015 had the lowest number of monthly fatalities since November This year, more fatalities have occurred in the afternoon and evening (from 4pm to 10pm) than any other time period. Sunday was the worst day of the week for road fatalities, compared to 8 mid-week last year. 2012 with 8 fatalities. *These figures are representative of the first seven months of 2015. A LOOK BAСK ROAD FATALITIES IN IRELAND 1997-2014 472 400 300 200 162 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 HOW IRELAND COMPARES WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD ROAD FATALITIES PER 10,000 REGISTERED VEHICLES 3.5 - 3 - 2.5 - 2 - 1.5 - 1 - 0.5 - Nigeria 4.0 Chile: 5.0 Colombia: 6.5 Cambodia: 9.0 •Based on 2012 figures FRONT SEATBELT WEARING RATES O COUNTRY O FRONT SEATS (Drivers) Wearing Rate O COUNTRY O FRONT SEATS (Drivers) Wearing Rate Argentina 142% Jamaica Unknown Australia 197% Japan 198% Austria 189% Korea Motorways 188% Belgium 186% Lithuania 170% Cambodia 116% Luxembourg 2003 80% Canada (2001 95% Malaysia 91% Chile 180% Netherlands 2010 197% Colombia Unknown New Zealand 96% Czech Republic 197% Nigeria 180% Denmark 194% Norway 195% Finland 87-95% Poland 184% France 198.5% Portugal Unknown Germany 197% Serbia 170% Greece (2009) 177% Slovenia 194% Hungary 187% Spain 191% Iceland 84% Sweden 198% Ireland 193% Switzerland 192% Israel 197% United Kingdom 2009 195% Italy (Urban Areas) 63% United States 187% Italy (Outside Urban Areas) 175% * Based on 2012/2013 figures Be prepared, carry essentials in your car such as a spare tyre, a tow rope, jumper cables, a torch, a blanket and a first aid kit. Always ensure to slow down when driving during winter weather and allow extra distance Before beginning a long drive, always get enough sleep and eat something before you go. between you and the car in front. ТОР ТІPS Ensure to keep up-to-date with local weather and traffic Also, if on long journeys, remember to take breaks every couple of hours, even if you don't feel sleepy. Stretch your legs and get some fresh air. ON HOW TO KEEP reports. SAFE ON THE ROAD Avoid distractions If you are going on a long journey, try sharing the driving responsibilities with such as mobile phones -and eating. These can take your focus off the road. In the winter or on dull/ foggy days, use dipped headlights during the daytime so you are easily someone else. seen. THE 8 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT 1) CHECK FOR INJURIES Assess any injuries you or any other passengers in your car may have received. If necessary, call for an ambulance, fire brigade and/or the Gardaí. 2 TAKE PICTURES If you are in a position to do so, take photos of the post-accident position of the cars before they are moved. This offers good evidence surrounding the circumstances of the accident for MOVE YOUR VEHICLE (IF POSSIBLE) 3 your insurance company or personal injury claim specialist.* If you can safely drive your vehicle, move it off to the side of the road and out of the path of oncoming traffic. 4 CALL THE GARDAÍ The Gardaí will take statements from all drivers involved in the car accident and the EXCHANGE INFORMATION witnesses to it. Don't forget to write down the investigating officer's name and badge number in case your insurance agent may need to contact them at a later date. Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of all the other drivers involved in the accident. Record the make, model, year and license plate number of their vehicle and also, obtain all insurance information including the company, policy number and any insurance agent contact information the driver can provide. 6 RETAIN WITNESSES Take note of names and contact information for any witnesses of the accident. 7 FILE AN INSURANCE CLAIM OR MAKE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM Immediately report the car accident to your insurance company. If you feel the accident may warrant making a personal injury claim then contact a personal injury claim specialist.* DOCUMENT MEDICAL TREATMENT 8 Keep records of any hospital visits, tests, prescriptions or other expenses that arise as a result of the car accident. HUSSEY FRASER REFERENCES *In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. 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Road Safety in Ireland in 2015 - Infographic

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This graphic provides an overview of road safety in Ireland in 2015; find out how Ireland compares to the rest of the world in terms of road fatalities and front seatbelt wearing rates as well as get ...


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