Portugal, Latvia and Spain lead the pack.

Young people are among the groups facing the highest risks of dying while on the road: 140,000 young people aged 15 to 30 have lost their lives on European roads since 2001; 9150 of them in 2010.

This age group represents 20% of the population of the EU, but makes up 30% of the total number of road deaths. Mortality of young people – number of deaths divided by population – is 69% higher than the corresponding figure for people of all other ages.

The latest Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Flash also reveals that young males are a particularly problematic group, making up 81% of the number of young people killed on EU roads.

Portugal, Latvia and Spain lead the pack in reducing the number of young people road deaths and they are followed by Estonia, Slovenia and Luxembourg

Good progress was also made in Sweden, The Netherlands and Switzerland, who have become the safest countries in terms of young people killed per young inhabitants  Young people in these countries benefitted not only from measures specific to young people but also from general road safety measures, enforcement efforts and improvements in infrastructure.

 

 

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