According to a report released by the European Commission, Portugal recorded, between 2010 and 2019, a 33 percent reduction in deaths from road accidents, ten points above the EU average, ranking fifth in a table led by Greece (-45 percent) and where the Netherlands emerges as the only member state where the indicator has increased (9 percent from 2010 to 2019).

In global figures, Portugal had in 2010 80 road deaths per million inhabitants, a number that dropped to 66 in 2018 and 61 in 2019 (-8 percent compared to the previous year).

In the EU, the average figures are, respectively, 67 in 2010, 52 in 2018 and 51 per million inhabitants in 2019.

The European Commission estimates that 22,800 people died in road accidents last year, about 7,000 fewer fatalities than in 2010.