Road Safety of Pedestrians in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2010 recently released at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission as prepared by the DACOTA project. 7.638 pedestrians were killed in road traffic accidents in the EU countries in 2008, which is 20.4 % of all fatalities. This figure represents a 25% decrease in relation to the 10.278 pedestrian fatalities since ten years before in 1999. pdf5