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Poll: Do you feel safe on Dublin's roads?

As gardaí launch a new road casualty reduction plan, we’re asking if you feel safe while walking, cycling or driving on roads in the Irish capital.

Image: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

LAUNCHING A NEW road casualty reduction plan yesterday, gardaí said that a European Transport Safety Council study showed that of 27 European capitals, Dublin achieved the highest reduction (12 per cent) in road casualties between 1997 and 2007.

According to garda analysis of road collisions between 2008 and 2010, 52 accidents around Dublin resulted in 17 deaths and 35 serious injuries.

Of those killed or seriously injured, over three-quarters were cyclists, pedestrians or motorcyclists, and they were most likely to be involved in an accident between 5pm and 8pm. Gardaí say that 79 per cent of the collisions occurred in 50kph zones and 75 per cent took place on dry roads.

Meanwhile, pedestrians have emerged as the most vulnerable roadusers in Dublin over the past decade, accounting for one in three fatalities.

Today we’re asking: Do you feel safe using Dublin’s roads?

Poll Results:

It depends on whether I'm in a vehicle, cycling or walking (433)
Feel fairly safe (283)
No, not at all (277)
Yes, I feel very safe (261)

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