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794. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons arrested for dangerous driving in each of the years 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form. [16520/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): To assist the Deputy, I have been informed by the Garda authorities that the table below sets out the number of recorded incidents of dangerous driving recorded on PULSE for each of the years 2019, 2020 and up to and including 25 March 2021.
As with all Roads Policing offence data, the reduced number of incidents reported in 2020 and to date in 2021 need to be interpreted in light of reduced traffic volumes resulting from travel restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 public health measures.

2019 2020 2021 Total
5,475 4,703 722 10,900


Note: Figures are based on primary incidents which were reported from 01/01/2019 to 25/03/2021, inclusive. All information contained in this report is based upon operational data from the PULSE system as was available on 26 March 2021 and is provisional, operational and subject to change.