Road Safety by Gender 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. In 2008, 36.721 people were killed in road traffic accidents throughout the EU, a reduction of almost one third since 1999 (30.1%). The number of people killed in road accidents in the EU decreased between 1999 and 2008 by 29% for males and 34% for females. The reductions in most countries were greater for female fatalities than for male. pdf5