Dutch roads safest in Europe

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The Dutch motorways are among the safest in Europe, according to figures published on Tuesday by European association for traffic safety, ETSC.

19 February 2008

BRUSSELS – The Dutch motorways are among the safest in Europe, according to figures published on Tuesday by European association for traffic safety, ETSC. The study took place in 19 European countries.
    
Every year more than 3,200 lives are lost on European motorways. That is an average of four deaths per billion kilometres driven.

Austria, Norway, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal and Spain all have an above average number of traffic deaths, while the most deaths occur in Slovenia and Hungary, both with an average of eight deaths per billion kilometres driven.

The Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark and the UK have the safest roads.

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