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Road Safety Annual Report 2018

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The IRTAD Road Safety Annual Report 2018 provides an overview of road safety performance for 32 countries. The report outlines the most recent road safety developments across IRTAD countries and comparative data for the main road safety indicators. It also offers detailed analysis by road user, age group and type of road. It describes the crash data collection process in IRTAD countries, the road safety strategies and targets in place and information on recent trends in speeding, drink-driving and other aspects of road user behaviour.

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Germany

Germany recorded 3180road fatalities in 2017, representing a very slight decrease (-0.8%) on2016.Nevertheless, this isthe lowest level on record since 1991. The mortality rate in Germanywas3.8 road deaths per 100000 population. Since 2000, the number of road deaths declined for all age groups, except for the elderly of 75 years of age and over. This age group is now the one the most at risk in traffic, ahead of young people, with a mortality rate of 7.8 road deaths per 100000 population. Germany’scurrent road safety programme covers the period 2011 to 2020; its main target is to reduce the number of road deaths by 40%.

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