Tuesday 8th June 1999
RISK OF DEATH AND INJURY OF TRAVEL IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
A new ETSC review compiled by road safety experts from across the EU presents new information and estimates concerning the risk of death and injury in travel in the European Union. The key findings are:
Jeanne Breen, Executive Director of ETSC said: "Reducing the risks associated with travel in the EU needs to be at the top of the health and transport agenda at national and at international level."
Matthijs Koornstra, Chairman of ETSC's Transport Accident Statistics Working Party said:" There are large differences in the risks associated with different travel modes. The 43,000 road deaths annually comprise over 90 per cent of all transport deaths and road crashes are the leading cause of death for EU citizens <45 years. Currently, 90 per cent of all transport crash costs are from road transport - and exceed the costs of congestion, pollution, cancer or coronary heart disease in the EU."
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