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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 105 - Road traffic offences [20871/15]. (27 May 2015)

105. Deputy Thomas P. Broughanasked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 98 of 4 March 2015, which was in reference to original Parliamentary Question No. 312 of 11 November 2014, the reply of which was received on 30 January 2015, regarding the number of fatal collisions in 2014 and the number of drivers involved and who were tested for alcohol, if she has received the information requested from An Garda Síochána on the breakdown of the reasons 64 of those drivers, out of 161 fatal crashes in 2014, were not tested for alcohol, either at the scene in a Garda station or at a hospital, after being involved in a fatal crash; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20871/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Garda authorities that full year data is now available for 2014 and the total number of fatal collisions, some involving more than one vehicle and driver, was 181. Of the drivers involved 82 could not be breath tested due to fatal injury and the table below outlines the position with respect to the other drivers not tested.

Reason for not testing drivers involved in Fatal Injury Collisions in 2014


Driver gone to Hospital


Medical Grounds


Driver Gone from Hospital


Medical Grounds - Doctor refusal


Hit and Run


Medical Grounds – Insufficient time


Driver Not Known


Report at station – Insufficient time


Not investigated at scene – Insufficient time 3hrs






Note the figures provided are provisional, operational and liable to change.


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