European facts and “Global status report on road safety 2013”




By Francesco Mitis and Dinesh Sethi
2013, 8 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 0297 4

This is the second report in a series analysing to what extent countries in the WHO European Region are implementing effective road safety measures to address the five key risk factors: drinking and driving, speeding, helmets, seat-belts and child restraints.

Though death rates are down, the report shows that 55% of the European population live in countries that do not provide the protection of comprehensive road safety laws. It also highlights the importance of issues such as vehicle safety standards, road infrastructure inspections and policies on walking and cycling. In charts, maps and tables, the brief report presents information from 51 countries, covering most of the population of the Region, and providing a baseline assessment to measure progress towards the goals of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020.