Commission Releases New Data on Road Safety

Date: 30, March 2014
The Commission has released figures showing that 2013 is the second year in a row that saw an impressive decrease in the number of people killed on Europe's roads.

The Commissions preliminary figures, shows that the number of road fatalities has decreased by 8% compared to 2012, following the 9% decrease between 2011 and 2012. These new figures puts the EU back on track towards achieving the strategic target of halving road deaths between 2010 and 2020.  Road safety is one of the big success stories of Europe. According to the Commission the 17% decrease since 2010 means that some 9000 lives have been saved.