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Transport Bulletin August 2021

CSO statistical publication, , 11am

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Key findings

  • Car traffic volumes are now at 87% of July 2019 levels in the Dublin area and 90% of July 2019 levels in regional locations.
  • Latest available data for the week beginning 26 July show that car traffic volumes were 119% higher in selected regional sites compared with week 1 of this year.
  • Latest data available for the week beginning 26 July show that HGV traffic volumes were 2% lower in Dublin and 3% lower in regional sites compared with the same week in 2020.
  • There were 75 fatalities on Irish roads in the first seven months of 2021 compared with 81 in the same period in 2020, a drop of 7%.
  • There was a large increase of 36% for clearances of petrol in June 2021 compared with the levels in June 2020. June 2021 petrol clearance volumes were 9% below June 2019.
  • The number of new cars licensed in July 2021 rose by 4,903 vehicles compared with July 2020 and by 1,491 vehicles compared with July 2019.
  • COVID-19 continues to have a major impact on airport passenger numbers, however, the number of passengers travelling through Dublin airport in June 2021 grew by 88% compared with the previous month.

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