Statistics – accidents data
The Road Safety Atlas provides accident statistics for each European country using interactive maps and satellite images. It has been developed to raise awareness about Europe's road safety policy. The Atlas is available for all platforms (desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone). The information published in the Atlas is from CARE, the European Union’s road accidents database.
Road accidents in the European Union using a Geographical Information System (GIS).
A map user guide(857 kB) is available to describe the layout and contents of the following thematic maps.
|Updated on||December 2020||April 2018||April 2018||December 2017||October 2016||March 2016||March 2015||March 2015||November 2013||September 2013||Dec 2010||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Reduction in Road Deaths versus 2010 (%)|
|Reduction in Road Deaths versus 2001 (%)|
|Road Deaths per Million Inhabitants|
|Road Deaths per Million Inhabitants - Youngsters: Age 15-17|
|Road Deaths per Million Inhabitants - Youngsters: Age 18-24|
|Road Deaths per Million Inhabitants - The Elderly: Age >64|
|Road Deaths per Million Inhabitants - Pedestrians|
|Road Deaths per Million Inhabitants - Cars and Taxis|
|Road Deaths per Million Inhabitants - NUTS-1 Regions|
|Road Deaths per Million Inhabitants - NUTS-2 Regions|
|Road Deaths per Million Inhabitants - NUTS-3 Regions|
|Road Deaths by Age Group|
|Road Deaths by Age Group Inside Built-Up Areas|
|Road Deaths by Age Group Outside Built-Up Areas|
|Road Deaths by Area Type|
|Road Deaths by Area Type Drivers|
|Road Deaths by Area Type Pedestrians|
|Road Deaths by Gender|
|Road Deaths by User Type|
|Road Deaths by User Type Inside Built-Up Areas|
|Road Deaths by User Type Outside Built-Up Areas|
|Road Deaths by Transport Mode|
|Road Deaths by Transport Mode Inside Built-Up Areas|
|Road Deaths by Transport Mode Outside Built-Up Areas|
Summary table (source CARE)
|By transport mode|
|By transport mode (no cars)|
Reports by other CARE users
|Annual Statistical Reports|
|Annual Statistical Infographics|
|Traffic Safety Basic Facts|
|Traffic Safety Basic Infographics|
|Motorcycles and Mopeds|
|Heavy Goods Vehicles and Busses|
|Roads outside urban areas|
|Single vehicle accidents|
CARE is a Community database on road accidents resulting in death or injury (no statistics on damage - only accidents). The major difference between CARE and most other existing international databases is the high level of disaggregation, i.e. CARE comprises detailed data on individual accidents as collected by the Member States. This structure allows for maximum flexibility and potential with regard to analysing the information contained in the system and opens up a whole set of new possibilities in the field of accident analysis.
The purpose of CARE system is to provide a powerful tool which would make it possible to identify and quantify road safety problems throughout the European roads, evaluate the efficiency of road safety measures, determine the relevance of Community actions and facilitate the exchange of experience in this field.
The Council decided on 30 November 1993 the creation of a Community database on road accidents ( Council Decision 93/704/EC , Oj No L329 of 30.12.1993, pp. 63-65).
This database at Community level (CARE - Community database on Accidents on the Roads in Europe) would make it possible to identify and quantify road safety problems, evaluate the efficiency of road safety measures, determine the relevance of Community actions and facilitate the exchange of experience in this field.
National data sets should be integrated into the CARE database in their original national structure and definitions, with confidential data blanked out. The Commission provides a framework of transformation rules allowing CARE to provide compatible data.
A glossary(2 MB) defines the country variables and transformation rules.