Road Fatalities in Europe

Which areas in Europe have the most dangerous roads?

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Map of the road fatalities in Europe.

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A long time ago, I made a map about the road fatalities on the country level. This map looks at the road fatalities at the NUTS 2 level. As you can see, there are a lot of similarities between the maps, but on this map, we can look more in detail.

Interestingly, the UK and London in particular, has some of the safest roads in Europe. In most of the UK, the death rate due to traffic accidents is below 4.0. Ireland, Switzerland and southern Sweden also have a very low rate of road fatalities. For most of Europe, the rate seems to be somewhere between 3.5 and 8.5.

The rates become higher as we go further east into Europe. The highest rates can be found in Turkey and Romania. These 2 countries clearly have the most dangerous roads of all countries on this map. Poland, Portugal and parts of Greece, also don’t score very well.

Data for this map comes from Eurostat. The number are based on a 3-year average. For a detailed list of what transport accident deaths are included in this map, have a look here.


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