Road Safety by Gender in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2011 recently released at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission as prepared by the DACOTA project. In 2009, 31.978 people were killed in road traffic accidents throughout the EU, a reduction of more than 37% since 2000 (51.202). The number of people killed in road accidents in the EU decreased between 2000 and 2009 by 37% for males and 39% for females. The reductions in most countries were greater for female fatalities than for male. pdf5