Number of transport accidents
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
- TERM 009
Policy issue: Halve the number of fatalities by 2010
Even though road transport fatalities per year have fallen by 28 % since 1980, they still numbered 41 000 in 1998. Road accidents represent the main cause of death for persons under 40. The number of injured (which is about 40 times the number of fatalities) has also fallen in the past two decades, but at a slower rate than road fatalities. Aviation is the safest transport mode, both absolutely and in terms of passenger-km, followed by rail.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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