Road Safety in Urban Areas 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. 12.301 people were killed in traffic accidents on urban roads in the EU countries in 2009, repersenting 38% of the total road traffic fatalities. Fatalities on urban roads were reduced by 32% between 2000 and 2009. pdf5