Four people aged between 8 and 29 have died on Cork roads since the start of the year.
New figures from road safety group PARC show 72 road users under the age of 30 have lost their lives across the country since the start of the year.
Twelve people in total have lost their lives on Cork roads so far this year- Tipperary has the highest number of road fatalities at 16 and half of those are aged between three and 24.
Speaking to RedFM News, Susan Gray from road safety group PARC says the number of young people losing their lives on Irish roads is shocking
"To see so many that were so young that were just starting off in their life and they're gone. They won't be here with a family this Christmas or any other Christmas. It's heart breaking to listen to the families. We're supporting ones now that have recently lost loved ones this year. They're crying out for information. They are being thrown on to something now, that they have no knowledge"