Slovakia awarded for cutting road deaths

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
Slovakia has won the Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Award 2014, which will be presented during the PIN 2014 Conference today.
Since setting the target of halving European road deaths from 2010 levels by 2020, Slovakia has made great progress. A dramatic 37 per cent reduction has been achieved in the country in just four years.

Other countries who have managed to cut road deaths by over 30 per cent in the same period include Spain, Greece and Portugal. 26 025 people died as a result of road collisions in the EU in 2013, with a further 200 000 suffering serious injuries.

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the organiser of today's conference, is pushing for ambitious targets to cut the number of serious injuries that occur in road collisions in the EU. The European Commission is expected to come forward with wider proposals to tackle this issue next year.

Today we are recognising the progress that Slovakia has made to improve road safety. We hope that recent events, and today's award, will inspire new measures in Slovakia to further improve road safety. said Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of ETSC.

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