Latest garda figures show that 378 people have died on the roads in the past year, compared to 335 in 2003. This was an increase of 43.
In the campaign against drink driving, 5% more people were arrested on suspicion of drink driving in the first four weeks of the pre-Christmas campaign compared to 2003.
There was an increase of 45% in the number of people breath tested.
In the last week of the campaign 66 fewer people were arrested for suspected drink driving than in the same week in 2003.