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Markos Kyprianou

Presidency of the European Union

Austria 2006 - Presidency of the European Union

Road Safety

Road Safety

Road safety concerns all citizens, and all have a role to play in making roads safer. Although the action taken so far has been effective, but the numbers of road fatalities remain unacceptably high in the European Union: 1.3 million road accidents a year cause 40 000 deaths and 1.7 million injuries. Road users’ behaviour is acknowledged as the primary cause of mortality: speeding, consumption of alcohol or drugs, tiredness, not wearing seat belts or protective helmets, etc.