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.