Road safety in numbers

What is the number of road deaths in the past year? How has the number of serious road injuries been developing? On this page you can find information about the topic 'Road safety data'.

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Our Road map: road safety data tells you more about the various data sources and provides access to the available data. You can also consult our fact sheets which give you short and clear answers to the most frequently asked questions within this topic.

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...the number of cyclists who die in traffic has not declined in years?



Source: Monitor Policy Stimulus Road Safety 2014


In 2010, the European Union renewed its commitment to improve road safety by setting a target of reducing road deaths by 50% by 2020, compared to 2010 levels. This target followed an earlier target set in...

Published: 2016

Increase in number of road deaths in 2015; Analysis of developments and possible causes

In 2015, the Netherlands counted 621 road deaths, 51 (9%) more than in 2014. This is significantly more...

Published: 2016


This article discusses the characteristics and injury patterns of serious road injuries (Maximum Abbreviated Injury Scale [MAIS] 2+ inpatients) in The Netherlands.


In The...

Published: 2016
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An increase in the number of road casualties may indicate that the risk has become higher, but it could also mean that exposure has increased.

dr. Henk Stipdonk