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Mobility & Transport - Road Safety

Most recent Thematic Report on Speed.

Driving at excessive or inappropriate speed is a major threat to safety on the road. It is estimated that 10 to 15% of all crashes and 30% of all fatal crashes are the direct result of speeding or inappropriate speed. The faster someone is driving, the higher the risk of a crash, but also the higher the severity of the crash and the probability that the crash is fatal. Another important factor influencing the crash risk are differences in vehicle speed. The less the speeds of vehicles differ from each other, the lower the risk of a crash.