The lowest number of deaths on Irish roads was recorded in 2009 when 240 people lost their lives on the country’s roads, down 39 on 2008.
Gay Byrne, chairman of the Road Safety Authority, said: "There are 39 people alive and well today because road users made better choices in 2009.
"Choices not to speed, not to drive while tired and to wear a high visibility jacket when walking. We truly have an emerging culture of road safety in Ireland.”
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