PARC says 72 people under the age of 30 have died on Irish roads so far this year.
Two three-year-olds and an eight-year-old are among the 172 people who have been killed on the roads since the start of the year.
Figures from PARC road safety group show 72 people under the age of 30 lost their lives between the 1st of January and this day last week.
A three-year old and a 15-year-old have died on roads in Laois this year, while three people under 30 in Westmeath and one in Offaly have lost their lives in a road incident.
Tipperary has the highest number of road deaths in the country at 16 - that figure includes eight people under 30 and four deaths in the same incident.
Susan Gray from PARC says the number of young people dying on the roads is shocking: