Road Safety on Motorways 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. 1.654 persons were killed in road traffic accidents on motorways in 16 EU countries in 2008, representing almost 7% of the total road traffic fatalities. The fatality rate (fatalities per million inhabitants) on motorways decreased by almost 42% between 1999 and 2008, from 8,3 per million inhabitants in 1999 to 4,8 in 2008. pdf5