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Fatal Friday: 91 killed on Irish roads, don't make it 92 tomorrow

Twenty-one of the so far 91 deaths on Irish roads this year happened on a Friday.

File image of fatal car crash.
File image of fatal car crash.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

FRIDAY IS THE is the most dangerous day of the week on Irish roads, so much so, gardaí have dubbed it ‘Fatal Friday’.

Almost one quarter of all fatalities so far this year happened on a Friday, accounting for 21 out of the 91 road deaths.

Assistant Garda Commissioner Gerard Phillips appealed to all road users to exercise greater care on the roads tomorrow and “throughout the remainder of the month”.

Phillips continued: “My appeal is to make this Friday a safe  Friday on Irish roads”.

So far in 2013, 91 people have been killed on Irish roads – two more than this date last year.

Eight of the 91 people killed were not wearing seatbelts, Phillips described that figure as “disappointing as all the research, evidence, and safety campaigns clearly indicate that seatbelts save lives”.

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