EC confirms increase in Portuguese road deaths

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 12-04-2018 14:34:00 · 0 Comments

The number of deaths on Portuguese roads rose 14 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, the second highest increase recorded in the European Union (EU), where the average fell by 2 percent, according to figures released this week by the European Commission.

According to preliminary figures for 2017 released in Brussels, the average number of deaths in road accidents in Portugal rose by 14 percent from 2016 to 2017 - the second highest increase among Member States after Cyprus (15 percent) - but decreased by 31 percent when compared to 2010 data.
In the European average there was a decrease of 2 percent over the previous year and of 20 percent compared to 2010.
In 2017, an average of 62 people per million died in Portugal (in the EU this average was 49 per million), whereas in the previous year there were 54 deaths (EU 50) per million.

In 2010, the average number of deaths on Portuguese roads was 80 per million and in the EU of 63 per million inhabitants.
Sweden (25 deaths per million inhabitants), the United Kingdom (27), the Netherlands (31) and Denmark (32) reported the best results in 2017.
In relation to 2016, Estonia and Slovenia reported the largest decrease in the number of fatalities, respectively -32 percent and -20 percent.


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