Hungary road death rate falls 39% in a decade

Transport

The number of road deaths in Hungary per million inhabitants amounted to 46 in 2020, a decline of 39% from 2010, state news wire MTI reports, citing data compiled by the European Commission.

The decline was a little over the 36% drop for the European Union as a whole.

The road death rate in the Czech Republic fell 35% to 48 per million during the period. The road death rate declined 37% to 65 in Poland and 33% to 45 in Slovakia.

The road death rate for the EU-27 stood at 42 in 2020. The rate was highest in Romania (85) and lowest in Sweden (18).

The EC acknowledged that lower traffic volume because of the pandemic had a "clear, though unmeasurable" impact on road deaths in 2020.

In Hungary, road deaths per million inhabitants fell 25% year-on-year in 2020.

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