Unfortunately, the roads in Romania are at the bottom of the European rankings when it comes to safety, and this is highlighted by the large number of accidents resulting in loss of life.
Romania’s roads, public danger for drivers’ lives: the death toll is appalling
Romania could learn about road safety from the Swedes. Here we find the safest roads in the European Union. Regarding the roads in our country, the European Commission claims that they have the highest mortality rate in the community bloc. We are talking, more precisely, about 93 deaths caused by road accidents per one million inhabitants.
The figures are all the more appalling as we compare them to the European Union average. If we are talking about 93 deaths per 1 million inhabitants, in the community block we are talking about only 44.
“Given that traffic levels have returned to normal, we need to make sure that we do not return to pre-pandemic road accident mortality figures.
At EU level, we will do our utmost, through funding, legislation and awareness-raising activities, to help deliver a ‘safe system’ for safer infrastructure, safer vehicles, safer use of roads and better post-collision care. . But this is a shared responsibility of the Member States, industry and road users.
Every death and serious injury on our roads can be avoided “, said the commissioner for transports, Adina Vălean.
In the European Union, in 2021, approximately 19,800 people lost their lives in a car accident. This figure is an increase of 5% compared to 2020, but a decrease of 13% compared to the pre-pandemic level in 2019.
Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Poland and Lithuania are the European countries with the sharpest decrease in road accident deaths of more than 20%. On the other hand, we also have states where the number of deaths in road accidents is unfortunately increasing. Here we mention Latvia, Slovenia and Finland.