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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 709, 710, 711, 712 912 - Road traffic accidents data [26632/17, 26633/17, 26634/17, 26635/17, 26635/17, 26636/17]. (20 Jun 2017)

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709. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to parliamentary Question No. 140 of 4 April 2017, the number of drivers involved in these road traffic collisions that were tested for alcohol; the number of these fatal road traffic collisions which involved one vehicle and more than one vehicle, respectively; the number and reason for persons in each of these years that were not tested for alcohol either at the scene, Garda station or hospital after being involved in a fatal crash; if the report is now available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26632/17]

912. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to parliamentary Question No. 146 of 4 April 2017, the number of uninjured surviving drivers that were involved by year; the number of uninjured surviving drivers that were not tested for alcohol at the scene of the fatal crash; the reason these uninjured drivers were not tested at the scene; if the report is available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26633/17]

710. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to parliamentary Question No. 147 of 4 of April 2017, the number of uninjured surviving drivers that were involved, by year; the number of uninjured surviving drivers each year that were not tested for alcohol at the scene of the serious injury crash; the reason these uninjured drivers were not tested at the scene; if the report is now available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26634/17]

711. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to parliamentary Question No. 148 of 4 April 2017, the number of persons that were taken to hospital; the number of those tested for alcohol in hospital; the reasons for not testing in hospital; if the report is available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26635/17]

712. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to parliamentary Question No. 149 of 4 April 2017, the number of persons involved in fatal and or injury related crashes since the law for testing incapacitated and unconscious drivers involved in fatal or injury related collisions came into effect on 27 November 2014 in each of the years 2015 and 2016; the number that were tested and not tested in hospital respectively; the reason for not testing such persons in hospital; if the report is now available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26636/17]

 

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 709 to 712, inclusive, and 912 together.

 

  An Garda Síochána has provided the following statistics in respect of the Deputy's Questions Nos. 130 and 131. I have requested Garda reports on the information sought in Questions 132-134 and I will contact the Deputy directly on receipt of these outstanding reports.

 

  Tables 1 and 2 show the number of fatal road traffic collisions, the number of fatalities, the number of single and multiple vehicle collisions and the number of persons not tested, followed by the reasons recorded why these persons were not tested for 2015, 2016 and to 31 May 2017

 

  Table 1

 

2017 (to 31/5/2017)

2016

2015

No. of Fatal Collisions

59

175

155

No. of fatalities

63

187

162

No. of single vehicle collisions

22

51

50

No. of multiple vehicle collisions

37

124

105

No. of persons not tested

36

87

84

 

  Information provide is operational, provisional and liable to change and valid to 1 June 2017.

 

  Table 2

2017

36

Fatality (only occupant of the vehicle deceased)

26

Hit & Run Collision

3

Driver gone to hospital

3

Medical grounds

2

Medical grounds (doctor refusal)

1

None of the Above – originally classified as a material-only collision

1

 

 

2016

87

Fatality (only occupant / driver of the vehicle deceased)

58

Hit & Run collision

3

Driver gone to hospital

12

Drive gone from hospital

1

Medical Grounds

7

Doctor / nurse not available (3 hours)

1

Driver not known

2

Witness

1

Witness took evasive action

1

Not investigated at the scene – insufficient time, 3 hours

1

 

 

2015

84

Fatality (Only occupant / driver of the vehicle deceased)

56

Hit & run collision

1

Driver gone to hospital

12

Drive gone to hospital (refused)

1

Drive gone from hospital

2

Medical grounds

9

Medical grounds (doctor refused)

1

None of the above – originally classified as a non-serious injury collision

1

 

  Information provide is operational, provisional and liable to change and valid to 1 June 2017.

 

  A Garda examination of records held on PULSE concerning Fatal Road Traffic collisions provides the following information, set out in Table 3, regarding the number of fatal road traffic collisions for each year for the period 2013-2016, the number of uninjured drivers from those collisions who were not tested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant, and the reasons recorded for the driver not being tested.

 

  Table 3

 

2016

2015

2014

2013

Number of Fatal road collisions as per PULSE

176

155

179

178

Number of uninjured drivers

70

59

67

61

Number of injured drivers not tested

12

5

18

9

for the following reasons:

 

 

 

 

 

2016

2015

2014

2013

Driver arrested

 

1

1

 

Driver arrested : opinion formed without test

2

 

 

 

Opinion formed

 

 

1

 

Negative breath-test

 

 

1

 

Collision not in a public place

 

 

 

1

Hit & run collision

3

3

3

2

Driver fled the scene

 

 

 

1

Driver Unknown

2

1

1

 

Driver gone to hospital

2

 

7

2

Driver gone from hospital

 

 

1

 

Medical grounds

1

 

1

 

Doctor / Nurse not available – 3 hours

1

 

 

 

No screening device – 1 hour

 

 

 

1

Not investigated at scene insufficient time 3 hrs

1

 

1

 

Reported at Station, insufficient time, 3 hours

 

 

 

1

None of the above – originally classified as a non-serious injury collision

 

 

 

1

None of the above – originally classified as a material damage collision

 

 

1

 

Total :

12

5

18

9

 

Information provide is operational, provisional and liable to change and valid to 1 June 2017.

Item Type:Dail Debates
Source:Oireachtas
Date:20 June 2017
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Alcohol / drinking and driving
B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Injury
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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