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Which county's drivers clocked up the most miles last year?

Was it yours?

Traffic jams Source: Photocall Ireland

THE CENTRAL STATISTICS Office has released its bumper annual release on transport in Ireland, and the findings are revealing.

There were 210,399 penalty point notices handed out in 2013, and more than three-quarters of those had to with speeding.

No fewer than 192.5 million passengers travelled on public bus services, 30.5 million on the Luas, and 36.7 million passenger journeys on trains last year.

The most popular plane route in 2013 was between Dublin and Heathrow, and not surprisingly Dublin airport accounted for 80% of all 25 million passengers who flew in Ireland, on 204,475 flights.

There were 2.7 million passengers and 11,900 ferry arrivals into the country, with the Dublin-Holyhead rout accounting for 57% of those journeys.

P-TRANOM2013,FIG1 Source: Transport Omnibus 2013 via CSO

On our roads, vehicles with Irish registrations travelled a whopping total of 41.8 billion kilometres (26 billion miles).

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The average mileage on a vehicle was 16,949 kilometres, but the county whose drivers put in the longest shifts on the road was Leitrim – with an average of 19,956 kilometres (12,400 miles).

At the other end of the scale were the Dubs, who drove their cars an average of just 13,633 kilometres (8,077 miles).

You can find all the data in the CSO’s Transport Omnibus for 2013, here.

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