Dutch roads second safest in Europe

29th December 2010, Comments 0 comments


Dutch road safety ranks second in Europe, according to a report by the European Commission and the International Automobile Federation FIA.

Last year, an average 39 people died per one million inhabitants. With 38 deaths, the United Kingdom has Europe's safest roads.

The average figure across the European Union is 69 deaths.

The most dangerous roads are those in Romania and Greece, with 130 deaths per one million inhabitants, followed by Poland 120, Bulgaria 118 and Latvia 112.

Most of those killed are passengers, followed by pedestrians 20 percent, motorcyclist  14 percent and cylclists 6,6 percent.

On the whole, road safety in Europe has improved.

Since 2001, the number of traffic accidents has fallen by 21 percent.

The number of deaths has dropped by 36 percent, with a total 34,500 road deaths in 2009.


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