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Road Safety Annual Report 2014

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The IRTAD Annual Report 2014 provides an overview of road safety indicators for 2012 in 38 countries, with preliminary data for 2013, and detailed reports for each country. The report outlines the crash data collection process in IRTAD countries, describes the road safety strategies and existing targets, and provides detailed safety data by road user, location and age together with information on recent trends in speeding, drink-driving and other aspects of road user behaviour.

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Summary of road safety performance in 2012 and 2013

International Transport Forum

In 2012 success in reducing road fatalities in the IRTAD member countries was relatively modest, while mobility (in terms of vehicle-kilometres) hardly changed (increase by 0.6% from 20111). At only minus 1.7%2, IRTAD saw the lowest fatality reduction rate in ten years; the more than 79 000 total fatalities of 2011 were reduced by around 1 300, and ten countries faced an increase in 2012, among them New Zealand (+8.5%), Switzerland (+5.9%) and the United States (+3.3%) (see Table 1).

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