ITF – Global transport statistics interactive map 2017

The International Transport Forum (ITF) launched recently a new visualisation tool for transport indicators, including road fatalities data. The tool makes it possible to compare trends across countries, create rankings or show data on a map.

19 indicators for more than 50 countries cover topics including CO2 emissions, road safety, infrastructure investment, modal shares and the transport network. 

April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Data|

European Commission – Road safety 2016 encouraging results, 2017

The European Commission has published the most recent road safety statistics, based on provisional data for 2016 road deaths in Europe indicating a drop of 2% in the number of fatalities recorded across the EU last year. 25,500 people lost their lives on EU roads in 2016, 600 fewer than in 2015 and 6,000 fewer than in 2010. A further 135,000 people were seriously injured on the road according to Commission’s estimates. Following two years of stagnation, 2016 marks the return of a positive downwards trend and over the last six years, road fatalities have been cut by 19%. While this pace is encouraging, it may nevertheless be insufficient if the EU is to meet its target of halving road fatalities between 2010 and 2020, as said by Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc

April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Data|

WHO – Managing Speed 2017

In the context of the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week, WHO has released a new Report on Managing Speed, which highlights that excessive and inappropriate speed is among the key risks for road traffic deaths and injuries, contributing to around one third of road traffic fatalities in high-income countries and up to one half in low- and middle-income countries. Safe speeds are among the four main elements of the “safe systems approach” to road safety, along with safe roads and roadsides, safe vehicles and safe road users.  pdf5

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Data, Knowledge|

WHO – European Country Profiles on road safety 2016

This World Health Organisation (WHO) published the new Country Profiles from the “Global status report on road safety 2015” for 52 of 53 Member States in the WHO European Region. It is a companion to the regional data presented in “European facts and the global status report on road safety 2015”; the global status report adds a country-level perspective to allow individual countries to assess their own status with regard to road traffic fatality and policy indicators, to examine the comprehensiveness of legislation on established behavioural risk factors of speeding, drink–driving, and not using motorcycle helmets, seat-belts and child car restraints, to assess road safety audits, policies on mobility and vehicle safety standards and to take stock of progress towards achieving road safety for all road users.  pdf5

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Data|

ELSTAT – Infographics for road traffic accidents 2016

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) recently announced the results of the Road traffic accidents survey for the 2016. This infographic visualises data regarding accidents, persons killed and persons injured in 2016 in Greece. In Attica, approximately 6.000 accidents took place, 7.000 persons persons (seriously or slightly) injured, and 201 persons killed. 

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Data, Knowledge|

Greece’s impressive road fatalities drop is stopped in 2016

Road fatalities in Greece in 2016 presented an increase (1%) for the first time since 2004, ending an impressive road fatalities drop during the economic crisis of almost 50%, as highlighted at the comprehensive statistics table based on recently published ELSTAT data.

During the last five years, road fatalities in Greece have decreased by 29% (since 2011), however injury road accidents decreased only by 17%. The rate fatalities per number of vehicles has decreased by 30% since 2011. pdf5

March 1st, 2017|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities characteristics, Greece 1991-2015

Basic characteristics of road fatalities in Greece for the period 1991-2015 are summarised in a comprehensive Table prepared by the NTUA Road Safety Observatory (data source: ELSTAT). Since 2005, there are approximately 1.000 less road fatalities per year in Greece. According to these time series data a spectacular decrease in road fatalities for young people (68%) and children (86%) is observed during the last decade, as well in fatalities outside urban areas, especially when raining and in accidents with heavy goods vehicles. On the contrary, fatalities decrease during the last decade is quite limited for motorcyclists and cyclists, older drivers, men drivers, single vehicle accidents, as well as in junctions outside built-up areas. pdf5

March 1st, 2017|Categories: Data|

European Commission – Traffic Safety Synthesis 2016

European Commission recently launched Traffic Safety Synthesis 2016, prepared by European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO), with the active contribution of NTUA. The European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO) gathers harmonised specialist information on road safety practices and policy in European countries. Evidenced-based approaches lie at the heart of the most successful road safety polices – backed up by accident and other road safety data. ERSO collects a range of information types including a series of data protocols and collection methodologies, national and in-depth accident data, exposure data and safety performance indicators. ERSO was developed by the SafetyNet project and was later updated and expanded by the DaCoTA project. Current updates are managed by the EU’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport. 

The Traffic Safety Synthesis 2016 includes 22 key traffic safety topics:

  • pdf5 Advanced driver assistance systems
  • pdf5 Alcohol
  • pdf5 Cell phone use while driving
  • pdf5 Children
  • pdf5 Cost Benefit Analysis
  • pdf5 Driver Distraction
  • pdf5 Fatigue
  • pdf5 Integration of Road Safety in Other Policy Areas: Synergies and Conflicts
  • pdf5 Novice Drivers
  • pdf5 Older Drivers
  • pdf5 Pedestrians and Cyclists
  • pdf5 Post-impact care
  • pdf5 Power two wheelers
  • pdf5 Quantitative Road Safety Targets
  • pdf5 Roads
  • pdf5 Road Safety Management
  • pdf5 Safety Ratings
  • pdf5 Serious Injuries
  • pdf5 Speed and Speed Management
  • pdf5 Speed Enforcement
  • pdf5 Vehicle Safety
  • pdf5 Work-related
February 28th, 2017|Categories: Data|

European Commission – New publication on road safety country performance, 2015

The European Commission has published a leaflet demonstrating the road safety situation at the end of 2015 and the progress made since 2010 in the EU countries. The target of the EU was to halve the number of road fatalities on European roads by 2020. The purpose of this leaflet is to allow Member States and European citizens to compare their situation and to encourage them to continue their efforts regarding road safetypdf5

It is the first time that comparative figures on serious injuries and hospitalised casualties are published in Europe, exploiting the new harmonised definition based on MAIS3+.

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Data|

IRF World Road Statistics 2016

Since 52 years, the  International Road Federation (IRF) World Road Statistics (WRS) continue to be the major comprehensive, universal source of statistical data on road networks, traffic and inland transport. Over the past years, the WRS have proved to be an invaluable and internationally accepted reference tool for governments, NGOs, investments banks, research institutes and anyone analyzing and reporting trends in key subject areas like traffic volumes and vehicle usage, road expenditure, road safety, energy consumption and emissions. 

This year, the WRS 2016 (data 2009-2014) features more than 200 countries, with data on over 45 road related topics, presented in nine substantive sections, with the active contribution of NTUA for the Greek data. This is a tremendous achievement that complements the work accomplished last years with the 2015, 2014 and 50th Anniversary Editions.

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Data|

EC – Saving Lives: Boosting Car Safety in the EU, 2016

The European Commission recently set out a range of advanced safety measures that could be fitted to vehicles in the future and have the potential to save lives on the roads. These measures will be examined in detail to decide exactly how the vehicles of tomorrow will be made safer. The report presents workable and cost-effective car safety measures. The main objectives are to decrease the number of road victims and to help prevent accidents. As vulnerable road users, special attention was given to children and the elderly.  

January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Data|

EU transport Scoreboard 2016

The European Commission has published the 2016 edition of the EU Transport Scoreboard , a benchmark which compares how Member States perform in 30 categories covering all aspects of transport , including road safety . The objective of the Scoreboard is to assist EU Member States to identify areas requiring priority investment and action and demonstrates how the EU further deepens the internal market in transport.

November 18th, 2016|Categories: Data|

ERF – 2016 edition of the European Road statistics

Road Statitics Yearbook 2016” has been released by the European Union Road Federation (ERF). As for many years, this publication provides the road community with essential information on the road transport sector and remains a reference for all policy makers and major stakeholders. The publication features a range of interesting figures concerning the road network in Europe from the length of motorways to funding, past and on-going, as well as key figures on road safety. According to ERF, under-investment in roads, especially the past years of the financial crisis, represents a threat in the social and economic development of the EU member states and ERF aims to assist stakeholders through this publication to better plan future solutions and actions. pdf5 link

November 11th, 2016|Categories: Data|

ITF – Safe System for Zero Road Deaths and Serious Injuries, 2016

The International Transport Forum has recently published an evidenced based Research Report titled “Zero Road Deaths and Serious Injuries: Leading a Paradigm Shift to a Safe System“, prepared by the Safe System Implementation Working Group composed by international road safety experts including NTUA Prof. George Yannis. This ITF Safe System Report was presented at a dedicated Road Safety Seminar, held with great success on 3 October 2016 in Paris France. All presentations are now available.  link

This Report is relying on experiences in ITF/OECD countries, with practical policy recommendations for the attention of policy makers on the various steps in implementing a safe system approach. A Safe System is based on the premise that road crashes are both predictable and preventable, and that it is possible to move towards zero road deaths and serious injuries. This, however, requires a fundamental rethink of the governance and implementation of road safety policy. link

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Data, Knowledge|Tags: , , |

ETSC PIN Report – Ranking EU Progress on Road Safety 2016

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has published the PIN Annual Report at the tenth edition of PIN Annual Conference on 20 June 2016, in Brussels. 2015 was the second consecutive poor year for road safety, 26,300 people lost their lives on EU roads in 2015 compared to 25,970 in 2014, representing an increase of 1%. Out of the 32 countries monitored by the PIN Programme, as many as 22 saw an increase in the number of road deaths between 2014 and 2015. Across the EU28, road deaths were cut by 17% between 2010 and 2015, equivalent to a 3.6% average annual reduction. A 6.7% year-to-year reduction is needed over the 2010-2020 period to reach the target through constant progress in annual percentage terms. Yet the increase in 2015 means that the number of road deaths has to be reduced at a much faster average pace of about 9.7% each year between 2016 and 2020 for the EU to be on track for the target.

NTUA contributed actively to this ETSC PIN Annual Report.   

June 20th, 2016|Categories: Data|

WHO Road Safety Country Profiles 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) released the Road Safety Country Profiles 2015. In these Country Profiles, summary road safety data and information is provided for each of the 182 WHO countries, concering the institutional framework, the safer roads and mobility, the safer vehicles, the safer road users, the basic road safety data and the post-crash care.  

April 29th, 2016|Categories: Data|Tags: |

EU road safety statistics call for fresh efforts to save lives on EU roads 2015

The European Commission has published the most recent statistics on road fatalities, based on provisional data for 2015 road deaths in Europe, confirming that European roads remain the safest in the world despite a recent slowdown in reducing road fatalities. 26.000 people lost their lives on EU roads last year, 5.500 fewer than in 2010. There is however no improvement at EU level compared to 2014.

In addition, the Commission estimates that 135.000 people were seriously injured on EU roads. The social cost (rehabilitation, healthcare, material damages, etc.) of road fatalities and injuries is estimated to be of at least €100 billion. The country-specific statistics reveal that the number of road fatalities still varies greatly across the EU, though this gap is becoming smaller every year. It is the first time ever that all EU countries present a rate of fatalities per million population of less than 100.

March 31st, 2016|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities characteristics, Greece 1991-2014

Basic characteristics of road fatalities in Greece for the period 1991 – 2014 are summarised in a comprehensive Table (data source: ELSTAT). Since 2001, there are more than 1.000 less road fatalities per year in Greece. According to these time series data a spectacular decrease (more than 60%) in road fatalities for young people and children is observed during the last decade, as well in fatalities outside urban areas, especially in junctions and in in accidents with heavy goods vehicles. On the contrary, fatalities decrease during the last decade is quite limited for motorcyclists and cyclists, older drivers, women drivers and non resident riders, as well as in junctions inside urban areas. pdf5

March 26th, 2016|Categories: Data|

Greece’s impressive road fatalities drop is stalled in 2015

According to provisional data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), the number of road fatalities in 2015 shows a slight annual increase of 1,3%, whereas injury accidents show a slight decrease of -1.1%. This road fatalities increase is observed for the first time since 2004, ending an impressive 49% road fatalities decrease in the economic crisis period 2008-2014 (-23% in injury accidents).

Greece has reached a point where there is great need for extra effort to further improve road safety in the Greek roads, with systematic actions from the Authorities and serious engagement from the society despite the continuous economic and social crisis in Greece. pdf5

March 26th, 2016|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by transport mode, Greece 2014

According to the ELSTAT final road accidents data for 2014 in Greece, 34% of road fatalities are passenger car occupants, whereas 38% of road fatalities are power two wheelers. Most car occupant fatalities occur outside built-up areas while most motorcycle and pedestrian fatalities occur inside built-up areas. Accident severity is higher outside built-up areas for all transport modes. pdf5

March 25th, 2016|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by lighting condition, Greece 2014

According to ELSTAT data, most fatalities occur at daytime and at night with good street lighting inside built-up area, or with no street lighting outside built-up area. Accident severity is increased at night with no street lighting or poor street lighting. pdf5

March 25th, 2016|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by road type, Greece 2014

According to ELSTAT data, among the 795 persons killed in Greece in 2014: 415 were outside built-up areas and 401 were inside built-up areas. 59% of road fatalities outside built-up area occurred on national roads. More than 80% of road accidents and half of fatalities occurred inside built-up areas. However,accident severity is almost 5 times higher outside built-up areas in total. pdf5

March 25th, 2016|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by age, gender, road user type, Greece 2014

According to ELSTAT data, 795 persons were killed in Greece in 2014: 539 drivers, 130 passengers and 125 pedestrians. Male drivers account for 64% of all road fatalities in Greece. Young male drivers aged 15-24 years old account for 17% of male driver fatalities and older people account for more than 50% of pedestrian fatalities. The higher accident severity was found in accidents involving older persons (7 fatalities per 100 accidents) and younger persons (4.6 fatalities per 100 accidents). pdf5

March 25th, 2016|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by accident type, Greece 2014

According to ELSTAT final road accidents data for 2014, collisions with stopped vehicle and when running off the road are the two most common accident types outside built-up areas. At angle collisions, pedestrian accidents, come off the road and collisions with stopped vehicle are the most common accident types inside built-up areas. Accident severity is more than 5 times higher outside built-up areas and 8 times higher at pedestrian accidents. pdf5

March 24th, 2016|Categories: Data|

European Commission – Road Safety Country Overview for Greece 2015

A comprehensive Overview of Road Safety in Greece 2015has been recently published at the European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO) of the DG Move Road Safety Unit of the European Commission, with the active contribution of NTUA, KFVand ERF. This Overview is part of the 2015 Edition of the EU Road Safety Country Overviews recently published at ERSO, based on most recent disaggregate data from the CARE Database as well as on structured information gathered from the EU Member States.

At this Overview a comprehensive picture of Road Safety in Greece is provided covering the road safety structure and culture, the related measures and programmes, some safety performance indicators, the road casualties figures and the related social costs. From this Overview, the impressive road fatalities decrease of almost 50% since 2009 is clearly depicted, together with all the strengths and weakness for the further improvement of road safety in Greece. pdf5

February 26th, 2016|Categories: Data|

Eurostat – a new tool for road accident statistics 2015

 

EUROSTAT is now publishing road accident statistics using CARE data base as data source. The user can exploit the user friendly on-line EUROSTAT database and have also the EUROSTAT transport accident statistics explained.

According to Eurostat statistics on the causes of death, the number of people in the European Union (EU) who died as a result of transport accidents (covering all transport modes) fell by 40.8 % for men and 43.8 % for women between 2004 and 2012, accounting for 0.6 % of total deaths in 2012.  

December 30th, 2015|Categories: Data|

European Commission – Main Road Safety Facts & Figures 2015

The Main Road Safety Facts and Figures in the EU are highlighted at the respective Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

Road fatalities in the EU countries fell by 45% between 2004 and 2013, however fatality rates show both a north-south divide and an east-west divide across Europe.  The fatality rate for males in the EU is over three times the rate for females and road fatalities decreased by more than half among children between 2004 and 2013, but by less than one tenth among those at least 80 years old.  In the EU, more than half of all fatalities occurred on rural non-motorway roads. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: |

Road Safety by Seasonability – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety by Seasonability in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

Although the annual number of people who died in road accidents in Europe has fallen over many years, the distribution of the annual number by month has scarcely changed, with the fewest fatalities recorded in February and the most in July/ August. However, the distribution of fatalities by month varies considerably from country to country, and it tends to vary most in Northern Europe and least in Western Europe. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Children’s Road Safety – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety of Children in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

About 640 children died in road accidents in 2013 in the EU countries. The number of children killed in road accidents fell from 1.519 in 2004 to 640 in 2013, a ten-year reduction of 58%. 41% of children road fatalities were travelling by car or taxi whilst 38% were pedestrians. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Single vehicle accidents – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety of single vehicle accidents in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

A significant decrease of 45% in single vehicle accident fatalities was recorded during the decade 2004-2013. Almost 115.360 persons were killed in single vehicle accidents, in the European Union countries within the decade 2004 – 2013. This number represents almost one third of all road accident fatalities in those countries (31,4%).  pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: |

Road Safety outside Urban Areas – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety outside Urban Areas in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

More than 201.000 people were killed in accidents on roads outside urban areas – excluding motorways – in the EU between 2004 and 2013. This number represents 55% of all road fatalities in the EU. Fatalities outside urban areas were reduced by 46% over the last decade (from 26.199 in 2004 to 14.029 in 2013).  pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Road Safety at Junctions – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety at Junctions in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

In 2013, 5.000 people were killed in road accidents at junctions throughout the EU, this number corresponds to a reduction of more than 50% since 2004. The proportion of fatalities occurring at junctions is higher on urban roads than on rural roads or motorways. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Road Safety on Motorways – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety on Motorways in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

Almost 30.000 people were killed in road accidents on motorways in the European Union countries between 2004 and 2013. This number corresponds to 8% of all road fatalities in those countries. The number of people killed in road accidents on motorways fell by 48% in the decade 2004-2013. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Road Safety of Heavy Goods Vehicles and Buses – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety of Car Occupants in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

More than 4.000 people died in road accidents involving HGVs and more than 700 people involving buses or coaches in 2013. Since 2004, the total number of fatalities involving HGVs, buses and coaches in EU fell by almost 50%. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , , |

Road Safety of Car occupants – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety of Car Occupants in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

In 2013, 11.838 car occupants were killed in road accidents in the EU. This represents 45% of all road fatalities in the EU in 2013. Of these 11.838 killed car occupants, 8.116 were drivers and 3.722 were passengers. In general, the proportion of car occupant fatalities has decreased by 12% over the period 2004-2013. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: |

Road Safety of Motorcycles and Mopeds – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety of Motorcycles and Mopeds in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

In 2013, at least 741 riders (drivers and passengers) of mopeds and 3.862 riders of motorcycles were killed in the EU in accidents. As compared to 2004 these numbers have decreased by about 60% and 30% respectively. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Road Safety by Gender – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety by Gender in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

The road fatality rate of males in 2013 was more than three times the respective female rate. A reduction of 45% in road fatalities in 2013 compared with 2004 is observed throughout the EU, however the proportion of male road fatalities did not change significantly. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: |

Road Safety of Cyclists – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety of Cyclists in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

In 2013, 2.017 cyclists were killed in road accidents in the EU countries, making up 7,8% of the total number of road accident fatalities that year. The total number of bicycle fatalities in the EU countries decreased by 32% between 2004 and 2013. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Pedestrians’ Road Safety – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety of Pedestrians in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

In 2013, 5.712 pedestrians were killed in road accidents in the EU, which is 22% of all fatalities. In the last decade, in the European Union, pedestrian fatalities were reduced by 37%, while the total number of fatalities was reduced by almost 45%.pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Road Safety of the Elderly – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety of the Elderly in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

In 2013 almost 6.500 elderly people died in road accidents in EU. Although older drivers are involved in less accidents, they represent one of the highest risk categories probably because of their great fragility and reduced tolerance to injury. The number of elderly people who died in the EU countries fell by 26% between 2004 and 2013. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Youngsters’ Road Safety – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety of Youngsters in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

In 2013 around 630 persons aged 15-17 died in road accidents, in the EU countries. The number of 15-17 years old fatalities in road accidents has decreased by almost 63% between 2004 and 2013. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Young people’s Road Safety – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety of Young people in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

More than 62.000 young people were killed in road accidents in the EU between 2004 and 2013, less than a fifth of all road accident fatalities in those countries. Young people are at almost twice the risk of being killed in a road accident than the average member of the population across the EU countries as a whole. pdf5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Road Safety in Urban Areas – EU facts & figures 2015

Road Safety in Urban Areas in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.

In 2013, 9.919  which is 38% of all road accident fatalities throughout the EU were killed on urban roads. The number of fatalities in urban road accidents has fallen since 2004 by more than a third (42%), the percentage of all fatalities that occurred within urban areas, however, has increased slightly. pdf5

November 11th, 2015|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

WHO Global Status Report on road safety 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) released the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015, which highlights that road traffic injuries are a major global health and development problem. This Status Report presents information on road safety from 180 countries out of a total of 195 WHO Member States, covering 6.97  billion people or 97% of the world’s population. It indicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths has plateaued at 1.25 million per year, with the highest road traffic fatality rates in low-income countries.

This WHO Global Status Report is accompanied by:
country profiles with detailed background road safety data and information,
comparative data tables, each one with detailed data of a specific topic by country/area,
infographics illustrating the main road accident safety causes,
– an interactive world map highlighting the main road safety indicators in each country,
– the respective press material and the data collection methodology.

NTUA has contributed actively to the country profile of Greece.

October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Data|

European Commission – Annual Road Accident Report and Infographics 2015

The Road Safety Unit of DG Move of the European Commission published recently the 2015 Edition of the EU Annual Road Accidents Report pdf5and the respective Infographics pdf5with the active contribution of NTUAKFV and ERF. The EU Annual Road Accidents Report is based on most recent disaggregate data for all EU countries from the CARE Database of the European Commission and consist of summary and cross-country comparative tables, figures and maps on key road safety topics for which data comparable across the EU counties are available.

October 8th, 2015|Categories: Data|

European Commission – Traffic Safety Basic Facts and Infographics 2015

The Road Safety Unit of DG Move of the European Commission published recently the Traffic Safety Basic Facts and the respective Infographics for key road safety issues in Europe, with the active contribution of NTUAKFV and ERF. The EU Traffic Safety Basic Facts are based on most recent disaggregate data for all EU countries from the CARE  Database of the European Commission and concern several key road safety issues like road users safety (ChildrenYoung peopleYoung driversElderlyPedestriansCyclistsGender), vehicle traffic safety (Motorcycles and mopedsPassenger carsHeavy goods vehicles and buses), road infrastructure safety (MotorwaysJunctionsUrban areasRoads outside urban areas) and accident type (Single vehicle accidentsSeasonality).

October 8th, 2015|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by transport mode, Greece 2013

According to the ELSTAT final road accidents data for 2013 in Greece, 34% of road fatalities are power two wheelers, whereas 39% of road fatalities are passenger car occupants. Most car occupant fatalities occur outside built-up areas while most motorcycle and pedestrian fatalities occur inside built-up areas. Accident severity is higher outside built-up areas for all transport modes. pdf5 

August 29th, 2015|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by lighting condition, Greece 2013

According to ELSTAT data, most fatalities occur at daytime and at night with good street lighting inside built-up area, or with no street lighting outside built-up area. Accident severity is increased at night with no street lighting or poor street lighting. pdf5

August 29th, 2015|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by accident type, Greece 2013

According to the ELSTAT final road accidents data for 2013, collisions with stopped vehicle and when running off the road are the two most common accident types outside built-up areas. At angle collisions and pedestrian accidents, side impact and rear end collisions are the most common accident types inside built-up areas. Accident severity is more than 4 times higher outside built-up areaspdf5

August 29th, 2015|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by road type, Greece 2013

According to ELSTAT data, among the 879 persons killed in Greece in 2013: 415 were outside built-up areas and 464 were inside built-up areas. 54% of road fatalities outside built-up area occurred on national roads. More than three quarters of road accidents and half of fatalities occurred inside built-up areas. However, accident severity is almost 4 times higher outside built-up areas in total. pdf5

August 29th, 2015|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by age, gender, road user type, Greece 2013

According to ELSTAT data, 879 persons were killed in Greece in 2013: 582 drivers, 146 passengers and 151 pedestrians. Male drivers account for 66% of all road fatalities in Greece. Young male drivers account for almost 50% of male driver fatalities and older people account for almost 50% of pedestrian fatalities. The higher accident severity was found in accidents involving older persons (8.7 fatalities per 100 accidents) and younger persons (4,5 fatalities per 100 accidents). pdf5

August 29th, 2015|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities characteristics, Greece 1991-2013

Basic characteristics of road fatalities in Greece for the period 1991 – 2013 are summarised in a comprehensive Table (data source: ELSTAT). Since 2001, there are more than 1.000 less road fatalities per year in Greece. According to these time series data a spectacular decrease (more than 60%) in road fatalities for young people and children is observed during the last decade, as well in fatalities outside urban areas, especially in junctions, when raining and in in accidents with heavy goods vehicles. On the contrary, fatalities decrease during the last decade is quite limited for motorcyclists and cyclists, older drivers, women drivers and non resident riders, as well as in junctions inside urban areas. pdf5

August 26th, 2015|Categories: Data|

ETSC PIN Report – Ranking EU Progress on Road Safety 2015

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has recently released the PIN Annual Report at the PIN Annual Conference on June 18th, 2015 in Brussels. In 2014, the worst annual reduction in EU road deaths since 2001 was observed.25,845 people were killed in the EU28 as a consequence of road collisions compared to 26,009 in 2013, representing a decrease of only 0.6%, compared with the decrease of 6.7% that is needed to reach the target for 2020 by equal annual reductions. Out of the 32 countries monitored by the PIN Programme, only 18 registered a drop in the number of road deaths between 2013 and 2014, 13 saw an increase while progress stagnated inone country.  At this ETSC PIN Annual Report, it was also highlighted what the EU and member states need to do to get progress back on track to reach the EU’s 2020 road fatalities’ reduction targets. NTUA contributed actively to this ETSC PIN Annual Report

June 18th, 2015|Categories: Data|

Greece presents an impressive 5-year drop of 46% in road fatalities in 2014

According to provisional data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), the number of road fatalities in 2014 continued to decrease significantly (-10%), whereas serious injuries decreased by 17%.  Road fatalities in Greece have decreased by an impressive 46% since 2009, whereas injury road accidents decreased by 21%.

The rate fatalities per number of vehicles (72 fatalities per million inhabitants) has also decreased in the same period by 46% making Greece to advance several steps among the EU countries, getting for the first time closer to the EU average (52) than to the least performing EU countries (90-105). This impressive decrease can be attributed to the joint effect of: a) more systematic initiatives from the Authorities (intensification of enforcement, construction and upgrade of 2.500 km of motorways, urban mobility plans) and several stakeholders (new vehicles, campaigns, training and monitoring) and b) the deep economic crisis, which brought new traffic patterns (less veh-kms, less risky drivers) and less speedy and aggressive driver behaviour. pdf5

March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by road type, European Union 2012

In EU-23, only 7% of road fatalities occurred in motorways. 55% of road fatalities occurred on non motorway rural roads. In Greece, more road fatalities occurred on urban than rural roads. pdf5

January 19th, 2015|Categories: Data|

Basic Road Fatalities Figures, European Union 2002 – 2013

Road fatalities have decreased by more than 50% during the period 2002-2013, leading to 27.894 less road fatalities (2013) in comparison to 2002. Six countries ( ES, LV, SK, EE, LT,  PT) have reached reduction of more than 60% for the period 2001-2013. The performance of Greece in fatalities reduction is ranked 20thpdf5

January 19th, 2015|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by weather conditions, Greece 2012

According to ELSTAT data, the majority of road accidents and fatalities occur during clear sky, both inside and outside built-up area. However, accident severity is higher in rainy weatherand other weather conditions especially outside built up areas.  pdf5

November 15th, 2014|Categories: Data|Tags: |

Road fatalities by lighting condition, Greece 2012

According to ELSTAT data, most fatalities occur at daytime and at night with good street lighting inside built-up area, or with no street lighting outside built-up area. Accident severity is increased at night with no street lighting or poor street lighting. pdf5

November 15th, 2014|Categories: Data|Tags: |

Road fatalities by accident type, Greece 2012

According to ELSTAT data, come off the road and at angle collisions are the most common accident types outside built-up areas. At angle collisions and pedestrian accidents, side impact and rear end collisions are the most common accident types inside built-up areas. Accident severity is more than 4 times higher outside built-up areas and almost 5 time higher at head-on collisions or when a pedestrian is involved. pdf5

November 15th, 2014|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by road type, Greece 2012

According to ELSTAT data, among the 988 persons killed in Greece in 2012: 489 were outside built-up areas and 499 were inside built-up areas. 52% of road fatalities outside built-up area occurred on national roads. More than three quarters of road accidents and half of fatalities occurred inside built-up areas. However, accident severity is more than 4 times higher outside built-up areas in total. pdf5

November 15th, 2014|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities by age, gender, road user type, Greece 2012

According to ELSTAT data, 988 persons were killed in Greece: 651 drivers, 167 passengers and 170 pedestrians.  Male drivers account for 66% of all road fatalities in Greece. Young male drivers account for almost 50% of male driver fatalities and older people account for almost 50% of pedestrian fatalities. The higher accident severity was found in accidents involving older persons (7,6 fatalities per 100 accidents) and younger persons (4,0 fatalities per 100 accidents). pdf5

November 15th, 2014|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities characteristics, Greece 1991-2012

Basic characteristics of road fatalities in Greece for the period 1991 – 2012 are summarised in a comprehensive Table (data source: ELSTAT). Since 2001, there are more than 1.000 less road fatalities per year in Greece. According to these time series data an important decrease in road fatalities for young people is observed during the last decade, as well as a spectacular decrease in fatalities outside urban areas and in the number of people killed in accidents with Heavy Goods Vehicles. On the contrary fatalities decrease during the last decade is limited for people killed in motorways, non resident drivers and women drivers. pdf5

November 15th, 2014|Categories: Data|

Greece presents an impressive 4-year drop of 40% in road fatalities in 2013

According to the ELSTAT provisional data for 2013, road fatalities in Greece have decreased by 40% since 2009 , whereas serious injuries decreased by 22%. The rate fatalities per number of vehicles has decreased the same period by 42%. The recent deep economic crisis is a major factor which might explain this significant decrease in road fatalities in Greece. pdf5

October 14th, 2014|Categories: Data|

EU transport in figures 2014

The Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG Move) of the European Commission released the Statistical Pocketbook 2014 ‘EU Transport in figures‘. In this Statistical Pocketbook, key road safety Tables are contained, together with several other Tables on transport statistics, providing a complete picture of current trends in transport in Europe. Data on road fatalities for the EU member states and associate countries allow for time series comparisons and country rankings. pdf5

July 30th, 2014|Categories: Data|

GRSP Annual Report 2013

The Global Road Safety Partnership Annual Report has recently been published. The report summarises in brief the actions taken by the Global Road Safety Partnership during the year 2013 to encourage and to increase road safety efforts within the framework of the Decade of Action and to build and share knowledge to achieve a reduction in road crash death and injury; and also demonstrates that national and global improvement is achievable. 

July 9th, 2014|Categories: Data|

European Commission – CARE Viewer & Road Safety Atlas 2014

A new application ‘The Road Safety Atlas‘ has  been recently released by the Road Safety Unit of the European Commission, exploiting data from the CARE database, the EU database with disaggregate data. It is an application openly available with several detailed thematic maps on road fatalities and extended backround data available, including statistics per country and comparisons between countries. The application is available on desktop computers, laptop, mobile phones and tablets.  

June 29th, 2014|Categories: Data|

UN Sustainable Development for Road Safety Goals 2014

The United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development has recently included road safety in the “Zero Draft” which proposed goals and targets on Sustainable Development for the Post 2015 Developemnet Agenda. At the proposed goal 11 on building inclusive, safe and sustainable cities and human settlements, a specific road safety goal is set: to provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport for all and to expand public transport and improve road safety, with specific target to half the number of road fatalities by 2030. 

June 28th, 2014|Categories: Data|

ETSC PIN Report – Ranking EU Progress on Road Safety 2014

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has launched recently the PIN Annual Report at the PIN Annual Conference on June 18th, 2014 in Brussels. There were 9.800 fewer road deaths in the EU in 2011-2013 than in three years before in 2010, demonstrating that the European Union is almost on track to reach the 2020 target. Slovakia (-37%) tops the ranking for reduction in road deaths between 2010 and 2013, followed by Spain, Greece and Portugal with reductions of more than 30%. Across the EU28 road deaths have been cut by 18% between 2010 and 2013, equivalent to a 6.2% average annual reduction. The EU target for 2020 is therefore reachable if combined efforts at both national and EU level are stepped up. 

However, there is a clearly slower progress in reducing serious injuries on EU roads. George Yannis, NTUA Associate Professor, stated that “The difference in progress might be attributed to several factors which have a more important impact on deaths than on serious injuries, such as improved vehicle passive safety, speed management and better driver behaviour (leading to less injury accidents but many less deaths) and the improved post accident care systems across the EU.”

June 19th, 2014|Categories: Data|

DEKRA – Map of Towns Without Road Fatalities 2014

The DEKRA Vision Zero is an interactive map showing European cities and towns that achieve a total zero in road fatalities. An assessment of the accident statistics for 17 European countries from 2009 to 2012 by DEKRA Accident Research shows that a total of 462 towns and cities with over 50,000 inhabitants achieved a total of zero at least once in this period. The interactive map shows not only the 17 countries originally examined but is constantly being expanded and updated using further data as it becomes available. 

Three towns in Greece are among these 462 European cities with zero fatalities: Kalamaria and Neapoli-Sykies (Thessaloniki suburbs) and Zografou (Athens suburbs).

May 26th, 2014|Categories: Data|

European Commission – first EU Transport Scoreboard 2014

The European Commission has published for the first time a scoreboard on transport in the EU. It compares Member State performance in 22 transport-related categories and highlights for most of these categories the five top and bottom performers. The Netherlands and Germany top the scoreboard with high scores in 11 categories, followed by Sweden, the UK and Denmark. The aim of this first EU Transport Scoreboard is to give a snapshot of the diversity of Member State performance in transport matters across Europe and to help Member States identify shortcomings and define priorities for investment and policies.

Road fatalities indicators can be compared with all other transport indicators of all EU countries. 

May 7th, 2014|Categories: Data|

European Commission – Transport Infographics 2014

Transport infographics on how EU policy has evolved in the last 5 years is now available by the European Commission. The key points are:

– 0% setting a new target for CO2 emissions in major urban centres by 2030
– 1 single European Transport Area
– 2 + accelerating Single European Sky
– 3 x more funding for transport infrastructure investment in the EU between 2014 and 2020
– 4 th railway package – an ambitious strategy to deliver better quality and more choice in railway services in Europe
– 5 Blue Belt:cutting red tape for shipping across five key areas- customs, ports, security, border controls, and health
– 6 billion Euros investment in transport research and innovation within the programme for the next seven years
– 7% annual cut in road deaths in the last 5 years
– 8 aviation agreements signed to better connect Europe to the outside world
– 9 major transport corridors to act as the backbone for transportation
– 10 Passenger rights however you travel  

 

May 6th, 2014|Categories: Data|

World Bank – Transport for Health 2014

A Report on Transport for Health was recently published by theWorld Bank and the Institute for health metrics and evaluation. This Report contains data and analysis to quantify the health losses from road deaths and injuries worldwide, as part of the path-finding Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. The Report’s findings highlight the growth in road deaths and injuries globally, and their substantial impacts on maternal and child health, despite sustained reductions over the last three to four decades in high-income countries. This Transport for Health Report further reinforces the call for global action. pdf5

 

April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Data|

EU Reports second good year in a row 2013

The European Commission has published the most recent statistics on road fatalities, based on provisional data for 2013 showing that road fatalities across the EU have decreased by 8% in 2013. This reduction, following the reduction of 9% in 2012, means that Member States are back on track towards the strategic target to reduce the number of road deaths on Europe’s roads by half in 10 years (2011-2020).
Country by country statistics show that the number of road deaths still varies greatly across the EU, from around 30 (Sweden, UK, Denmark and the Netherlands) to more than 80 (Romania, Poland, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Greece) deaths per million inhabitants.
In the respective accompanying European Commission Road Safety Vademecum, the basic safety trends, statistics and challenges in the EU 2010-2013 are highlighted. pdf5
April 8th, 2014|Categories: Data|

European Commission Road Safety Vademecum 2014

The Road Safety Unit of DG MOVE of the European Commission issued the Road Safety Vademecum, in order to provide an overview of the latest road safety data and the main road safety developments in the European Union. It is based on data from the EU road accident database (CARE), presenting the first provisional figures reported for 2013, where available, complemented with the final detailed data for 2012. pdf5

April 8th, 2014|Categories: Data|Tags: |

IRF 50th World Road Statistics 2013

The International Road Federation (IRF) released recently the 50th Anniversary Edition of the World Road Statistics (WRS). IRF and Patron Sponsor Michelin produced this special 50th Anniversary Edition of the WRS which includes 12 years of data, providing a comprehensive statistical picture of international road and land transport from the start of the millennium. This report is a source of strategic data on road networks, traffic and inland transport. It contains trends in subject areas like road safety, traffic volumes and vehicle usage and can be used as a benchmark for the performance in key indicators like road expenditure, energy consumption and emissions. 

March 3rd, 2014|Categories: Data|Tags: |

European Commission – Road safety statistics 2014

The Road Safety Unit of DG Move of the European Commission is constantly updating its statistics website, with rich and easy to consult information on the latest trends on road safety in the European Union. Visitors of this website can find updated trends of road fatalities, several detailed road safety maps with specialinteractive tools, charts and figures, as well as several comprehensive basic fact sheets with data on key road safety issues. These data are easily available and very useful for all road safety decision makers and other stakeholders in Europe.  

 

February 21st, 2014|Categories: Data|Tags: |

ACEM – Power Two Wheeler Market Statistics 2013

The Motorcycle Industry in Europe (ACEM) has just released data on power-two-wheelers (PTW) deliveries and registrations, circulating park, production and best sold models in a panel of European countries (data available as of January 2013). These tables and figures highlight the significant decrease in new PTW vehicles in most European countries since the beginning of the economic crisis. pdf5

February 17th, 2014|Categories: Data|Tags: |

EU transport in figures 2013

The Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG Move) of the European Commission released the Statistical Pocketbook 2013 ‘EU Transport in figures‘. In this Statistical Pocketbook, key road safety Tables are contained, together with several other Tables on transport statistics, providing a complete picture of current trends in transport in Europe. Data on road fatalities for the EU member states and associate countries allow for time series comparisons and country rankings. pdf5

December 16th, 2013|Categories: Data|

Road Safety Basic Fact Sheets at the DaCoTA Road Safety System 2012

The 2012 Edition of the EU Road Safety Basic Fact Sheets is now available at the DaCoTA Road Safety Knowledge System as developed through a common methodology by the EU co-funded research projects DaCoTA and SafetyNet, within the framework of developing and enhancing the European Road Safety Observatory. The EU Road Safety Basic Fact Sheets are based on data from the CARE Database and consist of summary and cross-country comparative tables, figures and maps on key road safety topics for which data are available.

The EU Road Safety Basic Fact Sheets cover the following topics:

– Road user and vehicle: Children (aged <15)Youngsters (aged 15-17)Young people (aged 18-24),Elderly (aged >64)PedestriansCyclistsMotorcycles and mopedsCar occupantsHeavy goods vehicles and busesGender.

– Road environment: MotorwaysJunctionsUrban areasRoads outside urban areas,  SeasonalitySingle vehicle accidents.

-General: Main figures.

May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Data|

Road fatalities in Greece drop by 30% since 2009

According to the ELSTAT provisional data for 2012, road fatalities in Greece have decreased by 30% since 2009, whereas serious injuries decreased by 17%.

The rate fatalities per number of vehicles has decreased the same period by 31% as the vehicle fleet showed a marginal increase of just 2%. This rate is still high in comparison to the other EU countries, demonstrating the important potential for road casualty decrease in Greece if road safety measures are systematically implemented.

The recent deep economic crisis is a major factor which might explain this significant decrease in road fatalities in Greece. pdf5

April 21st, 2013|Categories: Data|

ERF European Road Statistics 2012

The European Union Road Federation (ERF) released recently the ERF 2012 European Road Statistics. This annual publication contains all essential information on the road transport sector for the period 1990-2010 for the EU countries, but also for other countries in Europe and worldwide.  These statistics concern the road network, infrastructure financing, road maintenance and investing, goods and passenger transport, road safety, taxation and environement. The road safety section contains road fatalities time series, country rankings, safety indicators and basic fatalities characteristics. pdf5

April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Data|Tags: |

EU Reports lowest ever road deaths number in 2012

The European Commission has published road fatalities statistics based on provisional data for 2012 showing that road fatalities across the EU have decreased by 9% in 2012. According to these statistics, 2012 saw the lowest number of people killed in road traffic in EU countries since the first data were collected.  Country by country statistics show that the number of road deaths still varies greatly across the EU, from around 30 (UK, Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark) to more than 90 (Latvia, Romania, Poland and Greece) deaths per million inhabitants. 

In the respective accompanying European Commission Road Safety Vademecum, the basic safety trends, statistics and challenges in the EU 2011-2012 are highlighted. pdf5

March 22nd, 2013|Categories: Data|

European Commission Road Safety Vademecum 2013

The Road Safety Unit of DG MOVE of the European Commission issued the Road Safety Vademecum, in order to provide an overview of the latest road safety data and the main road safety developments in the European Union. It is based on data from the EU road accident database (CARE), presenting the first provisional figures reported for 2012, where available, complemented with the final detailed data for 2011. pdf5

March 21st, 2013|Categories: Data|Tags: |

WHO World Road Safety Basic Data 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) released tables with detailed data for specific topics by country/area. 

These tables are part of the statistical annexes of the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013 and concern:  

– Road traffic deaths and proportion of deaths by road user

March 13th, 2013|Categories: Data|

WHO Road Safety Country Profiles 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) released the Road Safety Country Profiles 2013.  In these Country Profiles, summary road safety data and information is provided for each of the 182 WHO countries, concering the institutional framework, the safer roads and mobility, the safer vehicles, the safer road users, the basic road safety data and the post-crash care.

At the Road Safety Country Profile for Greece, prepared with contribution from NTUA a comprehensive picture of road safety in Greece is provided. pdf5

March 13th, 2013|Categories: Data|

Road Safety by Gender – EU facts & figures 2012

Road Safety by Gender 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. In 2010, 28.759 people were killed in road traffic accidents throughout the EU, a reduction of 41% since 2001 (49.859). The number of people killed in road accidents in the EU decreased between 2001 and 2010 by 41% for males and 45% for females. There are, however, many gender-related differences in individual countries. pdf5

February 4th, 2013|Categories: Data|Tags: |

Single vehicle accidents – EU facts & figures 2012

Road Safety of single vehicle accidents 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. Almost 130.000 people were killed in single vehicle accidents in EU within the decade 2001-2010. This number represents almost one third of all traffic accident fatalities in those countries (32%). A significant decrease of 44% in single vehicle accident fatalities is recorded during the decade 2001-2010pdf5

February 4th, 2013|Categories: Data|Tags: |

Road Safety by Seasonability – EU facts & figures 2012

Road Safety by Seasonability 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. Although the annual number of people who died in road traffic accidents in Europe has fallen over many years, the distribution of the annual number by month has scarcely changed. Motorcycling is the mode of transport with the most seasonal fatality distributionpdf5

February 4th, 2013|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Road Safety outside Urban Areas – EU facts & figures 2012

Road Safety outside Urban Areas 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. 14.540  people were killed in traffic accidents on roads outside urban areas in the EU countries in 2010. Fatalities on roads outside urban areas were reduced by 44% between 2001 and 2010. pdf5

February 4th, 2013|Categories: Data|Tags: , |

Road Safety at Junctions – EU facts & figures 2012

Road Safety at Junctions 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 theEuropean Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. Almost 6.500 people were killed in road traffic accidents at junctions in the EU countries in 2010, representing slightly more than 20% of the total road traffic fatalities. The fall in the number of fatalities at junctions over the past decade has broadly paralleled the fall of all fatalities. pdf5

February 4th, 2013|Categories: Data|Tags: , |