Safety on our road

Safety and Security on our Roads

CSR 20 Jan 2021

Safety and Security on our Roads

Innovations like the airbag, anti-lock braking and traction control have been developed to protect drivers, the passengers and pedestrians on our roads. But unfortunately, even these step-changes are not enough to bring the number of vehicle-related casualties down to zero, in particular when it comes to other vulnerable road-users, such as pedestrians. 

Europe has the lowest road-related death and injury rate in the world, with only 2% of global fatalities. While Europe has seen a 21% decrease in road deaths between 2010 and 2019, over 22,000 people still died on EU roads in 2019 – about 44 per million Europeans.

But as the drop in European road-users fatalities plateaus, governments and industry are breaking the mould to save lives.

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