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Malta registers 10% increase in road fatalities

Eurostat figures still show Malta with the lowest number of victims per 100,000 people

Yannick Pace
18 November 2016, 12:32pm
There was a 10% increase in the number of traffic fatalities between 2014 and 2015
There was a 10% increase in the number of traffic fatalities between 2014 and 2015
The number of road fatalities in 2015 increased by 10% over the previous year, according to the latest Eurostat figures. The number of fatalities across all EU states stood at 26,100, increasing by 0.5% over the previous year. 

Cyprus experienced the largest increase in road fatalities, with an increase of 26.7% being registered over 2014. Estonia saw the largest decrease, with 14.1% less fatalities recorded. 

The survey results also show a decrease in fatalities when compared to 1995 levels. On an EU level, there was 59.2% reduction in victims when compared to 1995.

Malta showed the most modest decrease in road fatalities between 1995 and 2015 with a 21.4% reduction being registered. 

On a more positive note however, Malta registered a fatality rate of 2.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, the lowest number across the EU.

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