According to newly published figures by the Road Safety Authority the number of deaths on Irish roads has risen by 3% in the past year.
The latest figures published this week show that in total 78 people have sadly died in 73 collisions between January and June this year.
The figures which accounts for all road fatalities found that of the 73 collisions, 39 drivers, 12 passengers, 18 pedestrians, three motorcyclists and 6 cyclists have been killed on Irish roads in the first six months of this.
According to the report the highest number of fatalities occurred in Cork, Tipperary and Dublin, which had 11, 7 and 6 fatalities respectively.
The RSA say current figures show that there have been 83 deaths on Irish roads so far this year.
They also say the number of fatalities could rise by a further 80 people if current trends continue.
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