Saturday night fever can be fatal
Spain and France show big increases in road deaths at times of the week when people go out most, and this applies to a certain extent across the whole of the EU. Improving the behaviour of young people can make a major contribution to improving road safety, especially if combined with action to enforce traffic rules.
Number of people aged 18-25 killed in road accidents, by day of the week and time
Source : CARE, 2004
This information forms part of the background material drawn upon in the forthcoming EEA report 10 key environment issues for transport policy makers: TERM 2004, to be published next month
EEA transport pages: http://themes.eea.eu.int/Sectors_and_activities/transport
European Mobility Week 2004: http://www.mobilityweek-europe.org/index_en.php
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
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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