We have come a long way in making our roads safer over the past two decades. In 1998, 458 deaths occurred on Irish roads, compared with 146 in 2018. In fact, as the Road Safety Authority (RSA) revealed yesterday, there has been a 68% reduction in fatalities on Irish roads since the introduction of the first road safety strategy in 1998.
Scotstown survived a black card for Kieran Hughes, 13 first-half wides and a penalty shout at the death to eventually squeeze past Burren, but if luck was a finite resource, they can expect little of it in the upcoming semi-final against Eoghan Ruadh Coleraine.
The number of cyclists injured in 2012 hit a 10-year high, according to a report by the Road Safety Authority, while the National Spinal Centre has seen a 200% increase in spinal trauma from cycling injuries over a four-year period.