- Road Safety is a major societal issue. In 2014, more than 25 000 people died on the roads of the European Union, i.e. the equivalent of a medium town.
- For every death on Europe's roads there are an estimated 4 permanently disabling injuries such as damage to the brain or spinal cord, 8 serious injuries and 50 minor injuries.
Accident reports are available here.
Performance indicators are indicators that have a strong causal link with road safety, but are a better reflection of road safety management and the state of art of a country.
You can find information on performance indicators for the European countries of:
- Alcohol use (2005-2007)
- Speed (2005-2007)
- Protection systems (2003-2007)
- Daytime running lights (2004-2007)
- Vehicle safety (2003)
More information on background of the data can be found in the method section.
Attitudes and self-reported behaviour
Here you can find information about attitudes in European countries on safety related issues. The data arrives from SARTRE, which stands for Social Attitudes to Road Traffic Risk in Europe. This European project has gathered attitude information in 1991, 1996, 2003 and 2010.
To get information on attitudes, please click on one or more of the SARTRE-questions below to open a pdf-file.
- How often did you drive with some alcohol in your system last week?
- How often did you drive while over the legal limit last week?
- People should be allowed to decide for themselves how much they can drink and drive
- Penalties for drink-driving offences should be far more severe
- Penalties for drink-driving offences should be far more severe - total by age and gender
Seat belt wearing
- How often would you wear seat belts on motorways?
- How often would you wear seat belts on main roads between towns?
- How often would you wear seat belts on country roads?
- How often would you wear seat belts in built-up areas?
- If you drive carefully seat belts aren't really necessary
- When I'm not wearing my belt I feel less comfortable; as though something was missing