2014 Road Safety annual report

In 2014, there were 58,191 road traffic injury accidents in mainland France. 3,384 people were killed within 30 days of their accident, including 499 pedestrians, 159 cyclists, 165 moped users, 625 motorcyclists, 1,663 motorists and 56 truck users. 112 children aged 14 or under died, 116 teenagers aged 15-17, 582 young people aged 18-24, 771 seniors aged 65 or over.

In the overseas counties, 173 people were killed.

In French Overseas Communities and New Caledonia, 89 people were killed.

The purpose of the 2014 Road Safety Report is to raise awareness of accidents and to understand their components, in particular through thematic and cross-sectoral analyses. It is also a question of highlighting the major challenges of road safety.

Mortality is on the rise for the first time since 2001, with overall 130 more deaths in 2014 (14 in the French overseas counties) than in 2013.

France mainland results :

The number of people killed per million inhabitants (mortality rate) is a public health indicator. For the counties of mainland France, on average over 2012-2014, it ranges from 16 for Paris and Hauts-de-Seine to 102 for Loir-et-Cher (with a value of 192 for Lozère).

The average for the mainland France is 54, close to the average for the European Union.

30 counties are below the national average. These are generally very populated counties with a strong urban component. The target of "fewer than 2,000 people killed in 2020" corresponds to a rate of 31. Only 8 Frenchcounties are below this level at the moment. 42 counties are above 70, with results comparable to the last third of European countries.

In addition, half of French counties have a number of 18-24 year olds killed per million young people of this age over 160, which is three times higher than the national average for all ages.

Between the period 2009-2011 and the period 2012-2014, the mortality rate fell by -18% in mainland France. In 44 counties this rate decreased more sharply. For 4 counties, the rate is stable (-1% to +1%) and 9 counties have an increasing rate.

France (mainland France + French overseas counties) is ranked 14th in the European Union.