Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (782, 785)

Alan Farrell

Question:

782. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide a county breakdown of road fatalities from 2002 to 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8648/13]

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Tony McLoughlin

Question:

785. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide a county breakdown of road fatalities in 2012; if he will provide comparable figures for each of the past ten years; and if he will concede that improvements on major motorway infrastructure is a contributory factor in the reduction in fatalities on our roads. [8654/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 782 and 785 together.

Under the Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006) responsibility for the collection and analysis of structured information on road traffic collisions now lies with the Road Safety Authority.

Noting this I have referred the Deputy's question to the Road Safety Authority for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you don't receive a reply within 10 working days.