In 2019, 263 people were killed on motorways. This represents 8% of all road deaths. On motorways, one in three fatalities occur in single accidents. One in three people killed is a vehicle passenger and 18% is a pedestrian.
In relation to motorway traffic, 1.6 people were killed per billion kilometres travelled on motorways, while the ratio is 5.2 for all networks.
In addition to the fact that pedestrian, cyclists and moped users are not allowed to be on motorways, this difference is explained by the design characteristics of these infrastructures, which prevent, as far as possible, frontal crashes and accidents related to road crossings.