Road Safety As A Learner
Road safety as a concept makes Ireland an ever-more interesting country. This then begs the question:
Why are people still dying on Irish Roads?
Last year, 131 fatalities occurred on Irish roads, the fifth highest in Europe (Garda Síochána). Why is this still happening? According to the Road Safety Authority Of Ireland (The Road Safety Authority ), 1/5 of drivers involved in car crashes were not wearing a seatbelt, and 2/5 of drivers involved in car crashes were under the influence of alcohol (Drinkaware.ie).
At Pilot Driving School we provide supportive and safe environments to help build confidence behind the wheel. We offer unique driver safety courses, to all individuals. We hope that by doing our part, we can aid in the government’s ongoing initiatives to HALF all driver related injuries by 2030.
The aforementioned government Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 sets an ambitious goal of reducing road deaths and serious injuries by 50% come 2030. This means that by the end of this decade, the number of deaths on Irish roads must decrease from 131 to 65 or fewer, and serious injuries must decrease from 1,259 to 630 or fewer. In order to reach this target, it is crucial to meet the interim goals set in the Road Safety Strategy, which require a decrease in road deaths to 122 or fewer and serious injuries to 1,133 or fewer by 2024.