Written Answers - Road Traffic Accidents

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 751 No. 2

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  264.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport  Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar   the study that has taken place on the issue of the increased number of motor accidents on motorways with particular reference to the M4 and M7; if such accidents relate to road design, speed, traffic levels, driver error or other factors; the steps proposed or taken to address this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1859/12]

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar  Under the Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006) the Road Safety Authority has responsibility for the analysis of road collision statistics.

Noting this, I have referred the Deputy’s question to the Road Safety Authority for direct reply. He should advise my private office if he does not receive a reply within 10 working days.


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