Donegal Road Safety - Donegal County Council

By: Donegal  05/12/2011
Keywords: Road Safety


Road safety is a vital public concern and one that affects each of us every day. Donegal County Council is committed to reducing the numbers and severity of casualties on our roads. To achieve this Donegal County Council is working with other stakeholders through the Donegal Road Safety Working Group (DRSWG).


We as motorists, pedestrians and cyclists all have a part to play in making our roads safer. By treating each other with courtesy, obeying the rules of the road and being a careful and vigilant driver you too will help to reduce casualties on Donegals roads.



Donegal County Council supports both the European Road Safety Charter and the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. The Decade of Action aims to save 5 million lives on the world’s roads in the next ten years. This represents a total reduction of 50% on the predicted global death toll by 2020. At present, 1.3 million lives are lost and 50 million injuries are sustained as a result of collisions on the world’s roads every year. Last year, 211 people died and 592 people were seriously injured on Irish roads. 


Keywords: Road Safety

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Roads & Transportation - Donegal County Council

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Engineering - Donegal County Council

Although hatching does not physically restrict the speeds of passing vehicles, it does send a psychological message to motorists that there is less room available than they think, this has been proven to affect traffic speeds. However over the same period of time we have also seen large increases in the numbers of vehicles on our roads and also in the numbers of new homes, which all place an added burden on the road infrastructure.


Facts & Figures - Donegal County Council

Research and international experience show that the frequency and severity of road crashes tend to decrease with reductions in average speed. The number of road collisions per 1,000 registered vehicles in Donegal is 3.4, compared with a national average of 2.7. It is estimated that seatbelt wearing could reduce road fatalities and serious injuries by 40%.


Donegal Road Safety Working Group

 The Donegal Road Safety Working Group was founded in 1997 and included members of Donegal County Council, An Garda Síochána, North West Health Board and the National Safety Council. The Donegal Road Safety Plan 2010-2015 focuses on five core elements of Education, Engineering, Enforcement, Empowerment and Evaluation.