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Number of transport accidents

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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

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Transport Transport (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Impact


Indicator codes
  • TERM 009
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Policy issue:  Halve the number of fatalities by 2010


Key assessment

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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