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    Road Death Tragedy

    Road Death Tragedy

    Two years ago at 2.47 pm on the 6th of July, on a rainy Summer’s afternoon in Devon in South West England, Elber Twomey’s life changed forever . In a matter of seconds a family holiday drive turned to the most devastating tragedy when their family car was involved in a crash which claimed the lives of her baby son Oisin who was just 16 months old and her unborn baby girl Elber Marie. Her husband Con died from his injuries ten months later while Elber herself was left with life threatening injuries.  It later emerged that the driver of ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0908/642172-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-8-september-2014/?clipid=1668800
    Road deaths history

    Road deaths history

    Since 1959, more than 23,000 people have been killed on Irish roads. That’s equivalent to the entire population of Carlow town. Historian Diarmaid Ferriter and journalist and author, Eoghan Corry are here to trace the history of road safety and deaths in this country. Our first road sign and safety regulations were introduced in 1903. The first speed limit (5mph) was introduced later that decade. In 1914, there were 20,000 motor vehicles registered in Ireland and this rose to 34,000 a decade later. And in the late 1920s, a proposal to have penalties for drink driving was dropped as it ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0203/366033-the-history-show-sunday-3-february-2013/?clipid=991815

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