The worst stretch of road in the county


THE worst accident blackspot in Co Waterford is on the N72, north of Tallowbridge, directly west of junction with R634.

The most recent available data shows that 184 collisions happened there between 2015 and 2017.

This is also the most dangerous major road segment in the county, according to analysis provided by Gamma Location Intelligence.

The company provides location-based information to insurance companies and local authorities.

It has mapped out Transport Infrastructure Ireland data that shows that the roads with the highest collision rates – determined by the number of road accidents (injury collisions) per 100 million vehicle kilometres – are clustered in Galway, Wexford and Longford.

The most dangerous stretch of road is in Galway, located just east of Kylemore Lough, from Clifden to near Leenaun along the N59.

The second is in Wexford between Abbey Square Roundabout and Seamus Rafter Bridge in Enniscorthy.

The third is at the Killashee Street, Ballymahon Street and New Street junction in Longford town.

Collisions are defined as those that resulted in an injury on a major road.


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