Road Safety of the Elderly 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. Almost 7.150 elderly people (>64 years old) were killed in road traffic accidents in the EU countries in 2008. This figure constitutes 20,1% of road traffic fatalities of all ages in 2008. The number of elderly people who died in road traffic accidents fell by almost a quarter between 1999 and 2008. pdf5