Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (704)

Finian McGrath

Question:

823 Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for Transport the number of traffic accident fatalities in 2003 on minor roads and motorways or other new roads; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1691/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

Statistics relating to road accidents, based on information provided by the Garda Síochána, are published by the National Roads Authority in its annual road accident facts reports. The most recent report is in respect of 2002 and that report, with reports relating to previous years, are available in the Oireachtas Library. Provisional figures for 2003 indicate that 341 road deaths occurred during that year. A breakdown of the number of traffic accident fatalities in 2003 on minor roads and motorways or other new roads are not yet fully analysed and authenticated. They will be set out in the road accident facts 2003 which will be published by the National Roads Authority.