Did you know 112 is the new 999?

I’m continually surprised by how few Irish friends and family actually know about the alternative/European-wide emergency telephone number 112. In a recent survey by Eurobarometer, only 9% of Irish citizens said they had ever received any information about this number and just 16% knew it could be used anywhere in Europe.

Considering the number was first introduced way back in 1991 and became a European-wide legal requirement in 1998, it’s amazing that so few people in my home country are still unaware of it.

Source: RTE News