Road Safety in Urban Areas 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. 13.502 people were killed in traffic accidents on urban roads in the EU countries in 2008, repersenting 38% of the total road traffic fatalities. Fatalities on urban roads were reduced by 26% between 1999 and 2008. pdf5