Road Safety Data
Road Safety Data concern the most recent tables and figures on road crashes, risk exposure and performance indicators in Greece, in Europe and worldwide gathered from various Greek and International data sources like the European Commission, ELSTAT, CARE, Eurostat, IRTAD, NTUA, etc.
|Basic road safety figures, 2012-2021||Self declared behaviour, 2018|
|Fatalities characteristics, 1991-2019|
|Fatalities per road user type, 2010-2019|
|Fatalities by age and gender, 2010-2019|
|Fatalities by area and road type, 2010-2019|
|Fatalities by light and weather, 2010-2019|
|Fatalities by transport mode, 2010-2019|
|Fatalities by crash type, 2010-2019|
|Fatalities in Greek cities, 2010-2019|
|Fatality Ranking of Greek Regions, 2019|
|Road fatalities, 2010-2020||Speeding per user type, 2018|
|Fatality Ranking of EU MS, 2019||Seat Belt per user type, 2018|
|Fatalities per road user type, 2010-2019||Helmet per user type, 2018|
|Fatalities by age and gender, 2010-2019||Alcohol per user type, 2018|
|Fatalities by area and road type, 2010-2019||Distraction per user type, 2018|
|Fatalities by light and weather, 2010-2019||Driver fatigue, 2018|
|Fatalities by transport mode, 2010-2019|
According to the EU road fatalities infographic of the NTUA Road Safety Observatory based on preliminary European Commission DG-Move data for 2020, Sweden ranked first in 2020 with 18 fatalities/mil. inhabitants followed by Malta (21) and Denmark (27), whereas Greece ranked 20th (54) and Romania ranked last (85). 13 countries had a better performance than the EU average of 42 fatalities/mil. inhabitants. Greece was the only country that achieved the decade 2010-2020 target of 50% road fatalities reduction, with a performance of -52%.
A paper titled “Which factors lead to driving errors? A structural equation model analysis through a driving simulator experiment” authored by Panagiotis Papantoniou, George Yannis and Eleni Christofa is published in Journal of IATSS. Data were obtained from a driving simulation experiment in which 95 participants covering all ages were asked to drive under different types of distraction (no distraction, conversation with passenger, cell phone use) in rural and urban road environment, as well as in both low and high traffic conditions. Structural Equation Models were developed and the driving error was modeled as a latent variable based on several individual driving simulator parameters. The results of this complex model reveal that the impact of driver characteristics and area type are the only statistically significant factors affecting the probability of driving errors. Interestingly, neither conversing with a passenger nor talking on the cell phone have a statistically significant impact on driving error behaviour which highlights the importance of the present analysis and more specifically the development of a measure that represents overall driving error behaviour instead of individual driving errors variables.
Basic characteristics of road fatalities in Greece for the period 1991-2018 are summarised in a comprehensive Table prepared by the NTUA Road Safety Observatory (data source: ELSTAT). Since 2008, there are approximately 850 less road fatalities per year in Greece. According to these time series data a spectacular decrease in road fatalities for children 0-14 years old (-71%), young drivers (-68%) and outside built-up areas (-59%) is observed during the last decade. On the contrary, fatalities decrease during the last decade is quite limited (but important) for older drivers (-22%), moped riders (-34%), and at junctions inside built-up areas (-35%).
According to the EU road fatalities infographic of the NTUA Road Safety Observatory based on ETSC 2020 PIN Annual Report data, Sweden ranked first in 2019 with 22 fatalities/mil. inhabitants and 17th in terms of last decade reduction (-21%), whereas Romania ranked last, with 96 fatalities/mil. inhabitants and 22nd in terms of last decade reduction (-18%). 14 countries have a better performance than the EU average in terms of last decade road fatalities reduction, with Luxembourg and Greece sitting on top of the list with a reduction of more than 42% over the last decade.
According to the ELSTAT road accidents data for 2018 in Greece, 38% of road fatalities are passenger car occupants, whereas 31% 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 five times higher outside built-up areas for all transport modes.
According to ELSTAT final road crash data for 2018, come off the road and at angle collisions are the two most common crash types outside built-up areas. Pedestrian accidents, at angle collisions, come off the road and collisions with stopped vehicle are the most common crashes types inside built-up areas. Crash severity is more than 4 times higher outside built-up areas at pedestrian accidents.