I In 2012 and 2013 the decline was 8% each. Although the number of road fatalities has decreased by 5,700 (18.2%) since 2010, the EU Commission is nevertheless disappointed that the desired goals could not be achieved here.
This shows up across the EU After evaluating the current figures, there are still large differences in the number of fatal accidents. The average number of road fatalities in the EU for 2014 is projected to be 51 per million inhabitants. Malta, the Netherlands, Sweden and Great Britain still have the fewest road fatalities with around 30 deaths per million inhabitants. In Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania, more than 90 people per million people die in road traffic.
In some European countries, road safety improved above average between 2010 and 2014, especially in Greece and Portugal and Spain. Denmark, Croatia, Malta, Cyprus, Romania, Italy, Slovenia and the Czech Republic also recorded a fall in road deaths that was above the EU average during this period.