Road Safety of car occupants in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2012 available at the Road Safety Knowledge System of the DACOTA project within the framework of the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. 15.079 car occupants were killed in road traffic accidents in the EU countries in 2010, repersenting 48% of the total road traffic fatalities. This figure represents a 49% decrease in relation to the 27.490 fatalities of car occupants since ten years before in 2001. pdf5