In May 2008, ETSC published a PIN Flash concerning road safety of the elderly. Older people account for one sixth of European population. Portugal and Israel scored the highest average annual reduction (over the period of 1997-2006) of 8% and 7% respectively in elderly road mortality expressed as number of deaths among older people per 100,000 elderly population. France ranks third with an annual average reduction of over 6%. Greece among other countries follows with reduction above the EU average of 3.7%.
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