Road Safety on Motorways 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. 2.346 persons were killed in road traffic accidents on motorways in 18 EU countries in 2009. The fatality rate (fatalities per million inhabitants) on motorways decreased by almost 48% between 2000 and 2009, from 10,0 per million inhabitants in 2000 to 5,1 in 2009. pdf5