Report: Irish roads 'six safest in Europe'

A new report published today by the European Transport Council reveals that Irish roads are now the sixth safest in Europe.

Sweden, Britain, Malta, the Netherlands and Germany are ahead of Ireland in terms of road safety.

Since 2001, Ireland has reduced the number of people killed on the country's roads by almost 50%.

The research also found that Ireland was among the best performers when it came to saving lives on rural roads and of pedestrians and motorbike users.

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