The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has published a PIN Briefing “The Impact of Covid-19 Lockdowns on Road Deaths in April 2020“. This report assesses the impacts that had on road deaths in Europe during the month of April 2020 – by which time most countries were in lockdown. Out of 25 EU countries for which data is available, 19 saw a decrease in the number of road deaths in April 2020 compared to the month of April in the previous three years. In April 2020, 910 people lost their lives in road collisions in the EU25, compared to 1.415 on average during the reference period: 505 deaths were prevented. A conclusion is that there were very substantial reductions in the number of road deaths as a result of the big drops in traffic volumes due to confinement.
ETSC – The Impact of Covid-19 Lockdowns on Road Deaths in April 2020, July 2020
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