City Road Safety Plan

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Dublin City Council adopted the first Road Safety Plan in the country in 1998 with the objective of improving road user behaviour and reducing road collisions in the City Council area in line with European and National targets. The fourth Dublin City Council Road Safety Strategy covers the period to 2020.

The primary aim of the Road Safety Strategy - 2020 is for Dublin City Council to play our part in closing the gap between Ireland and the safest countries in the world by reducing road collision fatalities on Irish roads to 25 per million of population or less by 2020. In terms of road fatalities in Ireland this amounts to reducing deaths from 163 in 2012 to 119 or fewer by 2020. In terms of injuries, the provisional target for serious injuries is 61 per million of population. In the Irish context this amounts to 290 casualties or less by 2020, from 472 in 2011.

Dublin City Council has an important role to play in promoting road safety and fulfilling its part in meeting national road safety targets as well as statutory obligations in relation to road safety under roads and traffic legislation. The principal aims of the Road Safety Strategy - 2020 include:

  • to provide a focus on road safety and to ensure that road safety underpins all transportation policy measures in the City Council;
  • to highlight the scale of the deaths and injuries that are occurring at present on the City Council’s road network;
  • to implement the road safety policy and action plan to improve safety for all road users in the city;
  • to develop new initiatives to target specific vulnerable road safety groups, and;
  • to play a role in meeting national road safety targets set out in the Road Safety Strategy 2013 to 2020.

The main objective in the Road Safety Strategy is to reduce the number of casualties on the streets of Dublin City Council and to provide focus on making Dublin a safer city for all road users. You can download a copy of the following:

For more information

Dermot Stevenson, A/Senior Executive Engineer, Environment & Transportation Department, Traffic Management & Control, Tel: 01 222 2017 or you can e-mail