The European Commission published preliminary figures on Road Safety in the EU, showing that around 20,600 people were killed in road crashes last year, a 3% increase in 2021 as traffic levels recovered after the pandemic. This represents however 2,000 fewer fatalities (-10%) compared with the pre-pandemic year 2019. Remarkable is that within urban areas vulnerable road users (pedestrians, cyclists and users of powered two-wheelers) representing just under 70% of total fatalities.