Approximately 1.25 million people die each year on the roads worldwide, including 2% in the European Union. Since 2010, road deaths in the 27 EU Member States have declined from nearly 30,000 deaths to less than 23,000 people killed today.
62 people are killed every day on the roads of the European Union.
In Europe, young people between 15 and 24 years of age represent 10.8% of the population but 13.3% of road deaths. Seniors account for 28.1% of European mortality for 19.7% of the population.
The EU has set itself the objective of halving road deaths between 2010 and 2020 and reducing the number of serious injuries. However, over the past 4 years, the improvement has been slowing down and this objective is unlikely to be achieved. Also during the Valletta Declaration in 2018, the European countries reiterated the need to make similar progress for the coming decade 2020-2030.
Since 2000, road deaths in France have been in line with the European average. French road deaths represent 14% of European road deaths.