Question asked by Saïd El Khadraoui (S&D)
Subject: Accident statistics for 2013
In 2001, the European Commission set itself the target of halving the number of casualties on the roads by 2010. In 2010, the number of road deaths fell to 30 800, representing a drop of 43% compared with 2001. Although this represented a substantial reduction, it still fell short of the target. In 2011, the Commission therefore resolved anew to halve the number of casualties on the roads by 2020, with its ultimate aim being to eliminate such casualties altogether.
In 2012, the number of road deaths in the EU fell by 9% to the lowest figure in the EU since records began.
- Does the Commission have in its possession figures relating to the number of casualties on the roads in 2013 for the European Union as a whole and also broken down into figures for each Member State?
- Does the Commission have in its possession figures relating to the number of casualties under the age of 18 and the number of accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists?
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