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Progress in cutting EU road death falls to 2% in 2011

  • Brussels, 29 March 2012

 

Progress in cutting road fatalities significantly slowed last year (to -2%) compared a very promising EU wide reduction throughout the last decade (average -6%), according to new figures published today by the European Commission.

Worse still, some EU Member States, like Germany and Sweden, who have very strong safety records, now show an significant increase in deaths. In other Member States, like Poland and Belgium - already lagging behind in road safety - deaths gone up. The problem of motorbikes - where fatalities have still not fallen after more than a decade - still persists.