Greece's road fatalities decrease

Greece is one of the five European countries that have reduced the number of road fatalities since 2010.

Greece, along with the Baltic states and Portugal, has the best performance in the EU, according to a report on progress made in reducing deaths from road accidents in Europe since 2010, according to the annual Road Safety PIN Report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).

“Greece has made significant progress in reducing road accidents over the last decade. From 2010 deaths in Greece decreased by 44% (from 1,258 in 2010 to 699 in 2019) and serious injuries by 63% (from 1,709 in 2010 to 636 in 2019),” the president of the Road Safety Institute, Vasiliki Danelli-Mylonas, said.

“The modern 2,100 km motorway network, the newest vehicle fleet, the increased exposure to the media and targeted awareness campaigns have contributed to the improvement of road safety,” he continued.

Meanwhile, road deaths in Cyprus increased 6.1% compared to last year.