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Cork Road Collision Facts,

1996-2010

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Cork Road Collision Facts, 1996-2010

Date : 24 February 2012

Contents

Overview ............................................................................................................ 3

Fatalities In Cork By Road User Type ............................................................... 4

Collisions ........................................................................................................... 5

When Collisions Occur In Cork ......................................................................... 9

Where Collisions Occur In Cork ...................................................................... 12

Type Of Collisions Occur In Cork ................................................................... 13

Casualties Involved In Cork Road Collisions .................................................. 14


CORK ROAD COLLISION FACTS, 1996-2010

Cork Road Collision Facts, 1996-2010

Overview

Over the period 1996-2010, 532 people have been killed in Co. Cork. This represents 9.6 %

of all road deaths in Ireland. (Census data (1996 to 2006), shows that county Cork makes up

on average 11.5% of the population). An additional 2,239 were seriously injured over the

period same period.

Over the period:

73% of Cork road fatalities occurred outside built up areas (i.e. areas with speed limit

more than 60Km/h);

37% of Cork road fatalities were car drivers;

28% of Cork road fatalities were single vehicle collisions;

27% of Cork road fatalities were head-on collisions with other vehicles;

28% of Cork road fatalities were 17-24 year olds;

24% of Cork road fatalities were male 17-24 year olds ;

20% of Cork road fatalities happened between the hours of 16:00 and 18:59 (evening

rush hours);

19.7% of car drivers killed in Cork were not using a seatbelt;

One out of three (42, 33%) of all road deaths in Cork where excessive speed was cited

as a contributory factor happened between the hours of 23:00 and 02:59 and are about

three times more likely at these times than other times of the day; 1

57.5% of all road deaths in Cork where excessive speed was cited as a contributory

factor occurred on Friday, Saturday and Sunday;

52.8% of all road deaths in Cork where excessive speed was cited as a contributory

factor were single vehicle collisions;

17-24 year olds are about four times more likely to be killed in excessive speed

related collisions compared to the rest of the population;

48% of all road deaths in Cork where excessive speed was cited as contributory factor

were the 17-24 year olds.

1 In a study by the Road Safety Authority of speed related collisions (1997-2008) County Cork had the second

highest percentage (after Dublin) of speed related collisions (fatal and serious injury) in the state accounting for

11.5% of all such collisions. Average rate for all counties was only 4%.

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Cork Road Collision Facts, 1996-2010

Fatalities in Cork by road user type

Note: This graph does not include road-users classified as ‘other’. Please refer to Table

20 for full breakdown.

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Cork Road Collision Facts, 1996-2010

COLLISIONS

A total of 11,035 collisions occurred in Co. Cork over the period 1996-2010, where at least

one person was either killed or injured.

Table 1: Road collisions in Co. Cork, 1996-2010

Collision Type

Total

Fatal Serious Minor

1996 36 226 699 961

1997 44 193 589 826

1998 48 160 594 802

1999 34 158 634 826

2000 30 147 656 833

2001 41 128 617 786

2002 30 90 617 737

2003 29 82 586 697

2004 28 78 542 648

2005 37 98 599 734

2006 29 76 539 644

2007 28 47 517 592

2008 24 64 623 711

2009 19 49 573 641

2010 16 35 546 597

Total 473 1,631 8,931 11,035

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Cork Road Collision Facts, 1996-2010

Table 2: Road collisions in Co. Cork by hour and collision type, 1996-2010

Collision Type

Total

Fatal Serious Minor

Hour 12

31 62 281 374

Midnight

1 20 46 200 266

2 22 62 205 289

3 15 44 139 198

4 10 29 65 104

5 9 14 65 88

6 8 17 96 121

7 17 42 270 329

8 20 73 531 624

9 18 52 391 461

10 10 70 331 411

11 19 71 379 469

12 23 78 457 558

13 17 87 509 613

14 13 70 500 583

15 19 82 509 610

16 34 103 632 769

17 27 139 773 939

18 37 111 623 771

19 23 107 579 709

20 18 87 485 590

21 18 57 373 448

22 26 62 260 348

23 18 53 222 293

Unknown 1 13 56 70

Total 473 1,631 8,931 11,035

Table 3: Road collisions in Co. Cork by day of the week and collision type, 1996-2010

Day of the week Collision Type Total

Fatal Serious Minor

Sunday 82 286 1,249 1,617

Monday 83 207 1,242 1,532

Tuesday 54 190 1,259 1,503

Wednesday 46 202 1,149 1,397

Thursday 60 207 1,254 1,521

Friday 69 242 1,464 1,775

Saturday 79 297 1,314 1,690

Total 473 1,631 8,931 11,035

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Cork Road Collision Facts, 1996-2010

Table 4: Road collisions in Co. Cork by month and collision type, 1996-2010

Month Collision Type Total

Fatal Serious Minor

January 26 133 743 902

February 46 115 650 811

March 43 145 717 905

April 35 128 688 851

May 30 119 711 860

June 37 148 673 858

July 53 158 792 1,003

August 46 156 745 947

September 41 124 762 927

October 51 157 890 1098

November 24 139 791 954

December 41 109 769 919

Total 473 1,631 8,931 11,035

Table 5: Road collisions in Co. Cork by weather condition and collision type, 1996-2010

Weather Collision Type Total

Fatal Serious Minor

Dry 363 1,198 6,602 8,163

Wet 79 335 1,767 2,181

Frost/ice 4 19 114 137

Snow 1 0 16 17

Fog/mist 13 25 108 146

High winds 0 4 11 15

Other 3 4 25 32

Unknown 3 8 70 81

Not Stated 7 38 218 263

Total 473 1,631 8,931 11,035

Table 6: Road collisions in Co. Cork by area and collision type, 1996-2010 2

Collision

Type

Urban

Area

Rural

Total

Fatal 137 335 472

Serious 627 1,000 1,627

Minor 5,216 3,700 8,916

Total 5,980 5,035 11,015

2 Where speed limit data is not included in Garda report, that case cannot be classified as either an urban or a

rural area.

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Cork Road Collision Facts, 1996-2010

Table 7: Road collisions in Co. Cork by road character and collision type, 1996-2010

Road

Collision Type

Total

Character

Fatal Serious Minor

Straight 251 891 5,014 6,156

Bend 134 525 1,967 2,626

Hillcrest 15 33 283 331

Some

39 95 662 796

Gradient

Other 11 24 181 216

Not

23 63 824 910

Specified

Total 473 1,631 8,931 11,035

Table 8: Road collisions in Co. Cork by road surface and collision type, 1996-2010

Surface Collision Type Total

Fatal Serious Minor

Dry 307 975 5,507 6,789

Wet 146 577 2,899 3,622

Frost/Ice 3 22 157 182

Snow 2 0 14 16

Other 3 9 73 85

Not

12 48 281 341

Specified

Total 473 1,631 8,931 11,035

Table 9: Single vehicle collisions in Co. Cork by collision type, 1996-2010

Single Vehicle

Collision type

Total

Collision With

Fatal Injury

Bollard/island 3 54 57

Parked car 1 99 100

Parked truck 1 20 21

Parked trailer/skip 0 12 12

Pole 13 148 161

Tree 14 96 110

Animal 1 39 40

Wall/gate 46 370 416

Ditch 54 916 970

Other 22 385 407

Not Stated 1 35 36

Total 156 2,174 2,330

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Cork Road Collision Facts, 1996-2010

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When collisions occur in Cork

Table 10: All road deaths in Cork by hour, 1996-2010

Hour 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total

12

2 2 5 1 2 2 5 0 0 3 3 1 6 0 3 35

Midnight

1 1 1 1 0 3 1 3 4 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 22

2 4 2 4 2 0 2 3 0 0 2 2 1 0 2 2 26

3 0 1 0 4 3 2 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 17

4 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 12

5 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 9

6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 9

7 0 0 2 3 0 2 1 0 1 4 1 4 1 0 0 19

8 2 1 5 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 21

9 1 0 2 0 1 4 1 0 3 3 1 0 1 3 1 21

10 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 11

11 1 3 1 1 0 1 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 19

12 1 2 3 1 6 1 0 1 3 3 1 1 1 2 0 26

13 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 2 1 17

14 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 5 1 0 0 15

15 1 4 1 2 1 1 3 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 20

16 5 5 3 8 1 4 2 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 37

17 3 6 1 5 1 3 2 3 0 3 1 3 1 0 0 32

18 4 3 4 3 3 4 5 0 1 2 1 2 4 1 2 39

19 3 3 1 2 0 1 4 2 1 0 2 2 2 0 1 24

20 2 2 4 2 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 18

21 1 3 1 4 1 8 0 3 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 29

22 1 4 5 1 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 2 3 0 0 31

23 0 2 8 0 3 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 22

Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Total 38 49 55 44 34 52 35 30 29 39 33 31 24 21 18 532

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Table 11: All killed and serious injuries in Cork by hour, 1996-2010

Hour 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total

12

Midnight

17 14 11 8 13 8 7 8 11 13 14 2 10 0 4 140

1 8 13 10 0 10 4 9 6 5 9 3 3 3 4 1 88

2 19 11 14 8 7 12 5 5 3 7 6 3 5 3 4 112

3 8 6 8 7 15 3 0 3 7 6 3 4 0 4 3 77

4 3 5 0 12 6 14 2 3 1 6 2 3 2 1 2 62

5 4 3 5 3 1 0 6 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 3 32

6 6 3 2 2 1 5 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 5 5 36

7 2 7 11 13 5 7 5 3 2 8 3 7 3 1 0 77

8 15 9 16 10 11 5 11 3 5 7 9 1 1 5 2 110

9 8 6 10 5 9 7 7 5 5 5 4 1 3 7 1 83

10 23 13 10 12 5 5 3 4 1 4 6 2 2 2 2 94

11 14 11 4 15 10 3 8 13 5 13 5 7 5 4 2 119

12 19 9 8 4 16 6 8 6 7 7 6 5 4 9 2 116

13 17 11 11 7 7 12 2 6 7 8 6 2 5 4 7 112

14 6 13 7 8 11 13 3 5 7 7 12 6 5 3 1 107

15 16 26 9 18 12 7 12 6 9 6 9 6 2 0 4 142

16 25 34 14 21 19 24 4 4 4 11 5 7 6 6 1 185

17 37 28 24 28 21 21 13 7 3 10 8 10 12 6 2 230

18 19 21 27 23 17 15 16 2 9 10 5 2 15 5 5 191

19 25 14 12 20 7 9 21 7 7 15 6 3 12 3 4 165

20 16 14 17 9 7 14 9 12 8 8 5 5 4 7 5 140

21 7 19 13 7 5 14 4 3 11 8 6 5 3 1 2 108

22 10 24 14 14 11 9 6 5 0 7 9 5 8 0 1 123

23 14 19 24 6 5 6 2 5 6 4 2 3 6 3 3 108

Unknown 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 14

Total 340 334 283 260 231 224 164 124 132 180 136 94 118 85 66 2,771

Table 12: All road deaths in Cork by day of the week, 1996-2010

Day of Week 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total

Sunday 11 3 8 4 6 13 10 5 7 6 0 8 6 3 5 95

Monday 6 10 10 9 9 4 5 3 3 6 9 7 6 6 2 95

Tuesday 7 3 5 6 3 6 1 1 3 4 5 3 4 0 3 54

Wednesday 2 6 10 6 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 0 1 3 3 52

Thursday 4 6 4 5 0 6 6 4 2 8 6 6 3 2 2 64

Friday 3 6 8 11 3 7 7 7 6 5 7 2 2 3 2 79

Saturday 5 15 10 3 11 13 2 7 5 7 3 5 2 4 1 93

Total 38 49 55 44 34 52 35 30 29 39 33 31 24 21 18 532

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Table 13: All killed and serious injuries in Cork by day of the week, 1996-2010

Day of Week 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total

Sunday 58 45 58 45 34 48 40 20 38 37 13 17 24 13 17 507

Monday 54 48 42 36 36 17 19 23 12 19 28 16 21 12 10 393

Tuesday 53 30 21 26 21 23 18 12 12 10 24 9 14 9 13 295

Wednesday 25 32 44 34 33 26 25 9 11 18 12 9 14 12 5 309

Thursday 39 47 29 29 22 31 24 13 20 27 17 14 9 14 6 341

Friday 45 48 44 36 31 41 25 22 15 25 20 11 24 6 9 402

Saturday 66 84 45 54 54 38 13 25 24 44 22 18 12 19 6 524

Total 340 334 283 260 231 224 164 124 132 180 136 94 118 85 66 2,771

Table 14: All road deaths in Cork by month, 1996-2010

Month 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total

January 0 1 2 2 1 3 7 1 2 0 4 3 2 1 1 30

February 3 6 4 3 1 5 5 6 3 3 3 3 4 0 1 50

March 2 6 4 3 1 6 3 5 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 47

April 2 2 3 2 5 5 1 5 3 2 6 2 2 2 0 42

May 5 4 2 1 2 5 1 1 4 1 1 0 1 1 4 33

June 3 2 8 7 4 2 1 0 5 2 2 3 2 1 0 42

July 4 8 2 12 2 1 4 3 2 5 5 4 2 4 0 58

August 3 6 12 2 8 3 0 3 2 4 1 4 2 2 2 54

September 3 5 4 1 5 9 3 1 3 6 2 3 0 1 1 47

October 4 5 8 5 2 1 4 3 1 8 3 5 2 5 6 62

November 5 1 1 1 3 3 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 24

December 4 3 5 5 0 9 2 2 1 4 2 1 4 1 0 43

Total 38 49 55 44 34 52 35 30 29 39 33 31 24 21 18 532

Table 15: All killed and serious injuries in Cork by month, 1996-2010

Month 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total

January 21 18 18 22 22 21 12 9 12 3 10 8 13 4 3 196

February 20 23 23 13 9 17 15 14 10 14 11 4 13 8 6 200

March 17 32 26 20 15 28 15 19 11 7 20 4 10 10 9 243

April 15 28 24 27 23 19 11 9 12 15 10 9 7 8 1 218

May 19 22 23 18 11 21 14 6 12 12 11 3 11 2 11 196

June 23 39 28 27 17 19 9 4 10 17 19 9 10 11 2 244

July 45 43 19 35 19 23 14 11 18 19 14 10 5 10 0 285

August 38 35 32 19 34 21 8 11 15 14 10 11 10 10 8 276

September 27 15 24 22 24 21 17 13 11 19 7 6 12 2 5 225

October 42 22 26 28 22 18 21 12 7 27 9 13 9 8 16 280

November 35 28 18 10 25 6 15 6 11 16 9 11 10 5 4 209

December 38 29 22 19 10 10 13 10 3 17 6 6 8 7 1 199

Total 340 334 283 260 231 224 164 124 132 180 136 94 118 85 66 2,771

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Cork Road Collision Facts, 1996-2010

Where collisions occur in Cork

Table 16: All road deaths in Cork by area, 1996-2010

Area 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total %

Urban 9 16 14 8 8 11 9 11 9 10 9 8 7 5 10 144 27.1

Rural 29 32 41 36 26 41 26 19 20 29 24 23 17 16 8 387 72.9

Total 38 48 55 44 34 52 35 30 29 39 33 31 24 21 18 531 100.0

Note: Casualty omitted where speed limit is unknown (urban and rural roads)

Table 17: All killed and serious injuries in Cork by area, 1996-2010

Area 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total %

Urban 117 129 96 71 80 66 50 46 55 48 47 29 41 18 28 921 33.3

Rural 222 201 187 189 151 158 114 78 77 132 89 65 77 67 38 1845 66.7

Total 339 330 283 260 231 224 164 124 132 180 136 94 118 85 66 2766 100.0

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Type of collisions occur in Cork

Table 18: All road deaths in Cork by primary collision type, 1996-2010

Collision type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total %

Pedestrian 18 18 10 11 7 13 6 7 5 3 10 7 4 5 3 127 23.9

Single

8 14 21 14 7 16 17 9 15 13 7 11 9 4 8 173 32.5

vehicle only

Head-on

5 8 9 12 16 18 8 7 5 11 12 11 4 9 3 138 25.9

conflict

Head-on

2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 13 2.4

right turn

Angle, both 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 12 2.3

straight

Angle, right 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 14 2.6

turn

Rear end, 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 1 2 15 2.8

straight

Rear end, 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1.3

right turn

Other 5 5 4 2 1 2 2 0 1 5 0 0 4 2 0 33 6.2

Total 38 49 55 44 34 52 35 30 29 39 33 31 24 21 18 532 100.0

Note: This table lists the primary collision type only.

Table 19: All killed and serious injuries in Cork by collision type, 1996-2010

Collision type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total %

Pedestrian 67 49 40 30 29 32 17 22 21 15 32 16 21 13 13 417 15.0

Single

vehicle only

Head-on

conflict

Head-on

right turn

Angle, both

straight

Angle, right

turn

Rear end,

straight

Rear end,

right turn

Rear end,

left turn'

94 77 80 92 58 58 48 38 47 41 43 24 40 23 18 781 28.2

80 82 71 69 67 64 57 34 33 62 36 33 24 23 13 748 27.0

14 17 10 18 8 12 6 3 6 11 3 2 3 5 0 118 4.3

15 24 9 5 4 17 8 6 7 11 6 2 4 6 6 130 4.7

12 10 15 7 14 12 7 7 3 8 6 5 6 2 1 115 4.2

12 22 16 9 16 10 7 1 8 6 7 5 6 4 6 135 4.9

7 7 8 8 7 2 0 4 1 11 0 1 0 0 0 56 2.0

1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.1

Other 38 46 33 22 28 17 14 9 6 15 3 6 14 9 9 269 9.7

Total 340 334 283 260 231 224 164 124 132 180 136 94 118 85 66 2,771 100.0

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Cork Road Collision Facts, 1996-2010

Casualties involved in Cork road collisions

Over a period 1996-2010, there have been 532 road traffic fatalities and 2,239 serious injuries

in Co. Cork.

Table 20: All road deaths in Cork by age and road user, 1996-2010

Age group Pedestrian Pedal Cyclist Motor Cyclist Car Driver car Passenger Other Total %

0-9 6 2 0 0 7 2 17 3.2

10-16 6 4 4 1 11 1 27 5.1

17-24 20 1 22 62 35 10 150 28.2

25-34 8 4 18 51 15 6 102 19.2

35-49 9 3 10 42 9 7 80 15.0

50-64 18 3 4 10 5 5 45 8.5

65 + 45 0 0 29 13 3 90 16.9

Unknown 13 0 0 3 2 3 21 3.9

Total 125 17 58 198 97 37 532 100.0

Table 21: All killed and serious injuries in Cork by age and road user, 1996-2010

Age group Pedestrian Pedal Cyclist Motor Cyclist Car Driver Car Passenger Other Total %

0-9 44 6 0 0 47 6 103 3.7

10-16 39 15 18 3 60 4 139 5.0

17-24 57 7 138 276 213 50 741 26.7

25-34 39 7 92 258 108 40 544 19.6

35-49 27 11 39 251 65 52 445 16.1

50-64 51 5 13 160 52 34 315 11.4

65 + 93 3 4 79 64 9 252 9.1

Unknown 62 5 12 71 57 25 232 8.4

Total 412 59 316 1098 666 220 2,771 100

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Table 22: All road deaths in Cork by age and gender, 1996-2010

Age & gender 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total %

Female 0-9 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 1.5

Female 10-16 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 1.1

Female 17-24 0 3 2 6 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 23 4.3

Female 25-34 2 1 5 0 0 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 21 3.9

Female 35-49 1 3 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 14 2.6

Female 50-64 2 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 16 3.0

Female 65+ 2 1 6 5 0 2 4 4 2 1 1 4 4 3 0 39 7.3

Female age 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.1

unknown

Male 0-9 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 9 1.7

Male 10-16 2 2 2 0 1 4 2 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 21 3.9

Male 17-24 7 8 15 9 8 9 9 8 7 12 10 5 4 5 10 126 23.7

Male 25-34 4 4 11 7 6 12 5 4 2 6 6 3 5 3 2 80 15.0

Male 35-49 3 6 3 2 6 6 6 4 7 3 4 8 4 2 2 66 12.4

Male 50-64 3 1 1 0 3 3 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 4 1 29 5.5

Male 65+ 6 7 4 6 0 6 2 4 3 4 3 4 1 0 1 51 9.6

Male age

3 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 2.4

unknown

Gender

0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.8

unknown

Total 38 49 55 44 34 52 35 30 29 39 33 31 24 21 18 532 100

Table 23: Road traffic casualties in Co. Cork by area and age group, 1996-2010

Inside Built-up Areas Outside Built-up Areas

Age Groups

Killed Injured Total Killed Injured Total Overall Total

0-5 5 189 194 8 165 173 367

6-9 2 249 251 2 119 121 372

10-14 6 291 297 5 218 223 520

15-17 12 434 446 22 320 342 788

18-20 13 930 943 53 835 888 1,831

21-24 19 922 941 47 903 950 1,891

25-34 21 1482 1,503 81 1634 1,715 3,218

35-44 6 907 913 51 1122 1,173 2,086

45-54 8 680 688 28 847 875 1,563

55-64 11 458 469 20 530 550 1,019

65 and Over 35 466 501 55 526 581 1,082

Unknown 6 1,001 1,007 15 756 771 1,778

TOTAL 144 8,009 8,153 387 7,975 8,362 16,515

Note: Casualty omitted where speed limit is unknown (urban and rural roads)

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Table 24: Pedestrian Casualties Classified by Light Condition and by Location Type

Area Severity Total

Killed Injured

Built Light Conditions Daylight good visibility 36 988 1024

up

Daylight poor visibility 4 49 53

Dark road well-lighted 11 447 458

Dark road poorly-lighted 14 188 202

Dark unlit lighting 1 9 10

Dark no lighting 3 22 25

Unknown 0 22 22

Not stated 0 34 34

Total 69 1759 1828

Rural Light Conditions Daylight good visibility 10 79 89

Daylight poor visibility 1 10 11

Dark road well-lighted 2 13 15

Dark road poorly-lighted 4 12 16

Dark unlit lighting 5 6 11

Dark no lighting 34 47 81

Unknown 0 1 1

Not stated 0 2 2

Total 56 170 226

Table 25: Drivers Involved in Fatal and Injury Collisions Classified by Vehicle Type

Driver Severity Total

Killed Injured Uninjured

Pedal Cycle 18 380 11 409

Motor Cycle 51 1,326 112 1,489

Car 198 6,609 6,305 13,112

PSV User 0 42 145 187

Goods Vehicle

20 695 1,336 2,051

User

Other 4 117 327 448

Total 291 9,169 8,236 17,696

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Table 26: Drivers Involved in Fatal and Injury Collisions Classified by Vehicle Type and Gender

Gender of Driver Severity Total

Killed Injured Uninjured

Male Casualty Type of Driver Pedal Cycle 14 282 8 304

Motor Cycle 50 1,160 82 1,292

Car 154 3,507 3,928 7,589

PSV User 0 29 107 136

Goods Vehicle User 19 607 1,187 1,813

Other 4 96 268 368

Total 241 5,681 5,580 11,502

Female Casualty Type of Driver Pedal Cycle 4 73 2 79

Motor Cycle 1 85 14 100

Car 42 2,656 1,788 4,486

PSV User 0 8 13 21

Goods Vehicle User 1 52 37 90

Other 0 10 5 15

Total 48 2,884 1,859 4,791

Table 27: Car drivers involved in fatal and injury collisions classified by seat belt usage

Belt Wearing Status Severity Total

Killed Injured Uninjured

Seat Belt in Use 57 2,647 2,294 4,998

Seat Belt Not in Use 39 319 134 492

Unknown 84 2,701 2,721 5,506

Not Stated 18 746 1,156 1,920

Total 198 6,413 6,305 12,916

Table 28: Front Car passengers involved in fatal and injury collisions classified by seat

belt usage

Belt Wearing Status Severity Total

Killed Injured

Seat Belt in Use 26 974 1,000

Seat Belt Not in Use 5 136 141

Unknown 27 1,007 1,034

Not Stated 3 336 339

Total 61 2,453 2,514

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Cork Road Collision Facts, 1996-2010

Table 29: All Casualties Classified by Age, Inside and Outside Built-up Areas

Area Severity Total

Killed Injured

Built-up Age Category 0-5 5 189 194

6-9 2 249 251

10-14 6 291 297

15-17 12 434 446

18-20 13 930 943

21-24 19 922 941

25-34 21 1,482 1,503

35-44 6 907 913

45-54 8 680 688

55-64 11 458 469

65 + 35 466 501

Total 138 7,008 7,146

Rural Age Category 0-5 8 165 173

6-9 2 119 121

10-14 5 218 223

15-17 22 320 342

18-20 53 835 888

21-24 47 903 950

25-34 81 1,634 1,715

35-44 51 1,122 1,173

45-54 28 847 875

55-64 20 530 550

65 + 55 526 581

Total 372 7,219 7,591

Note: Casualties omitted where age is unknown and where speed limit is unknown.

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