Data shows almost third of children killed on roads had no seatbelt on
There has been a 89% reduction in the number of children killed on Irish roads over the past 15 years, according to the Road Safety Authority.
However, in 30% of crashes that resulted in the death of a child, no seatbelt or restraint was used.
The Road Safety Authority has released new data revealing that between 1997 and 2012, 262 young people lost their lives on the roads.
So far this year four young people have died.
The RSA is urging people, as the new school year starts, to make sure their journey to school is a safe one.
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