UK lags behind Europe in cutting road deaths – transportxtra
Deniz Huseyin 29 June 2021
The UK has one of the worst records in Europe for reducing road deaths, according to a report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). Road deaths in the UK fell by 14% in 2020 compared with 2010, making it the second worst country for progress after the Netherlands, which saw a 5% decrease over the 10-year period.
The report reveals that 18,844 people lost their lives in road traffic in the EU in 2020, 10,847 fewer than in 2010, representing a 37% decrease.