Road Safety in the EU.
In the European Union each year about 25,300 are killed and 135,000 are seriously injured in road crashes.
In 2010 the EU and its member states committed to halve road fatalities by 2020. As of 2018 this target is unlikely to be met. The EU Commission has now proposed to halve road deaths and serious injuries by 2030. This is included in a road safety strategy which is part of the European Commission’s third mobility package.
Road safety is the responsibility of the DG Move and has a dedicated road safety unit. Progress on road safety in the EU is also monitored by the European Transport Safety Council through its Annual PIN report and Awards.