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.




The Netherlands recorded 613 road fatalities in 2017, representing a 2.5% decrease when compared to 2016. The mortality rate was 3.6 deaths per 100 000 population. People over 75 years are the most at risk in traffic, with a mortality rate three times higher than that of the general population. Road safety policy in the Netherlands is guided by a philosophy of sustainable road safety. The current Road Safety Strategic Plan covers the period 2008-20 and includes as a main target a maximum of 500 road deaths by 2020. In 2017, the development of a new Strategic Plan for the period 2020-30 started.


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