Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (210, 211)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

210. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address a matter regarding road traffic accidents (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15161/20]

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Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

211. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address a matter regarding collisions and road traffic deaths involving alcohol (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15162/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 210 and 211 together.

The information the Deputy has requested is available on the Road Safety Authority website on the Statistics page under the Road Safety tab (link: www.rsa.ie/RSA/Road-Safety/RSA-Statistics/Collision-Statistics/Provisional-Reviews/. Details of the provisional review of fatal collisions for 2019 and contributory factors for fatal collisions 2008-2012 can be found here.

The road collision database in Ireland is created using a form called a C(T)68 forwarded to the Road Safety Authority (RSA) from An Garda Síochána. The information provided in this form is based on preliminary information collected at the scene of a collision and does not constitute the findings of the final investigation. The RSA issues reports regularly using the data contained in this database as the best available representation of fatal and injury collisions.

The report "Fatal Collisions 2008-2012: Alcohol" is based on an analysis of the completed Garda investigation file where the full circumstances of the collisions are available. Access was granted by An Garda Síochána to the completed Investigation File produced for each collision.

The Deputy will appreciate that detailed technical reviews of fatal deaths on the roads can only take place once any other investigation or inquest has concluded and hence there is necessarily a lag between the occurrence of an incident and the publication of detailed statistics.