Road Safety of the Elderly 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. Almost 7.000 elderly people (>64 years old) were killed in road traffic accidents in the EU countries in 2009. This figure constitutes 21,7% of road traffic fatalities of all ages in 2009. The number of elderly people who died in road traffic accidents fell by almost a quarter between 2000 and 2009. pdf5