Ireland is the safest country in Europe.
A new study has found the country’s capital city is one of the safest in the world, and that the number of deaths caused by traffic accidents is lower than the average in Europe, which has seen record traffic congestion and is on track to overtake the US as the world’s biggest road toll-payer.
The research, by the Insurance Information Institute of Ireland (III), found that Dublin is the sixth safest city in Europe for people aged 85 or over, with a rate of traffic accidents of 1.6 per 100,000 people.
A car accident in the city of Galway in the second quarter of 2017 involved four people and cost the city an estimated €6.5 million in compensation.
This is about €2,600 cheaper than the national average of €13,000.
It also means that only six people in Dublin were killed by traffic-related accidents in the whole of 2016, the research found.
“While some of the highest rates of fatalities in Ireland can be attributed to road traffic, we found that these accidents are also less common in other European capitals,” said III research fellow Dr. Joanne McIlveen.
In Dublin, that compares with a national average rate of 3.3 per 100 099 people.” “
For those aged 85 and over, the national rate is 2.7 per 100000.
In Dublin, that compares with a national average rate of 3.3 per 100 099 people.”
She said the statistics also show that the rate of accidents in Dublin is lower by one third than that of the city’s other major centres, Cork and Limerick.
Dublin’s average traffic fatality rate was 4.2 per 100 001 in 2016.
The rate was 6.4 per 100 100 000 in 2017.
The study looked at road deaths from road traffic accidents in all sectors of the economy, from small to large companies.
Its findings show that Dublin has the lowest rate of fatal traffic accidents among the country, but it has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities.
The III’s analysis showed that the national median rate of pedestrians killed by vehicles was 1.5 per 100 thousand people in 2016, while the average rate was 2.3.
In terms of motor vehicle fatalities, the study found that in 2016 Dublin had a rate rate of 2.1 pedestrians killed per 100 1 000 people, compared with 1.4 for Cork, 1.8 for Limerick and 2.0 for Cork city.
“We are very happy that we found Ireland as a city with the lowest road fatality rates in Europe,” McIlves said.
“The figures clearly demonstrate that Dublin’s safest city is in the heart of the capital, with its residents enjoying a level of security and peace in their everyday lives.”
The report found that, despite the high level of crime, people in the capital have higher life expectancy than the rest of the country.
“Dublin has a relatively high life expectancy and has the largest number of residents over the age of 85 in Europe.”
It also found that the city is safer than most other major European cities and that there are more people per capita in the Irish capital than in many other countries.
“Overall, Ireland’s population is slightly less than the OECD average, but is the second-highest in Europe with about 20 per cent of the population living in the most secure, safe and prosperous city in the European Union,” McLauglin said.
She said that in terms of road traffic deaths, Ireland has the third-highest rate in the country after Germany and the UK, while its rate of fatalities is lower, and the lowest in the OECD.
“But we still have one of Europe’s most congested cities and a growing population in Dublin,” she said.
The findings are published in the III Bulletin.
The Insurance Information Index (III) is a quarterly review of the best and worst performing markets for the insurance industry, with coverage of more than 8,000 insurers, financial services firms, insurance companies, pension funds, insurers, trust companies and other businesses and organisations.
The III’s annual index is calculated using a methodology based on an industry survey of a representative sample of companies, with the results weighted according to industry size, number of insured people, size of business and the share of people who are employees, pensioners, retirees or are self-employed.