Road Safety of car occupants in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2011 recently released at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission as prepared by the DACOTA project. 15.158 car occupants were killed in road traffic accidents in the EU countries in 2009, repersenting 47% of the total road traffic fatalities. This figure represents a 45% decrease in relation to the 27.651 fatalities of car occupants since ten years before in 2000. pdf5