European Commission presents final road safety figures for 2019

15 November marked the 25th World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, a day to remember those killed or injured on the roads.

During the same day, the European Commission presented the road safety figures for 2019, which show a decrease by 3% of road fatalities in the EU compared to the previous year. While this trend is encouraging, 22,700 people still lost their lives on EU roads in 2019, and about five times more were seriously injured. This is why the Commission is taking major steps and working closely with Member States and stakeholders to reach its goal of ‘Vision Zero’, zero fatalities and serious injuries by 2050, in line with the EU Road Safety Policy Framework 2021-2030.

The Commission is also publishing a report monitoring Member States’ progress towards the EU target of 50% fewer road deaths by 2020.

Source: European Commission


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