105 motorcyclists have died on Irish roads in the last five years

A new report from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) shows that 105 motorcyclists have died on Irish roads in the last five years.

The report also shows that 921 motorcyclists were injured during this period, with the peak of injuries occurring between May and September.

Men accounted for all the fatalities, and nine out of ten of those seriously injured were also men.

31 percent of motorcyclist fatalities occurred at intersections, and 58 percent of these deaths occurred at T-intersections.

Multiple vehicle collisions were the cause of 67% of fatalities, and failure to follow recommendations was the most frequently recorded action by both the motorcyclist and the other driver.

So far this year, 10 motorcyclists have died, the same number last year during the same period.

Minister of State at the Department for Transport, Jack Chambers TD, said: “When people plan to travel over the June Bank Holiday weekend, it will inevitably result in more traffic on our roads and an increased likelihood of collisions.

“With this in mind, all road users must be aware of more vulnerable road users this summer – including motorcyclists, who the report shows are at high risk. All drivers should expect to encounter motorcyclists on their roads during these months. ahead; give them space and share the journey safely this summer.”