In road accidents in Bulgaria in 2020, 463 people died, which is 165 (26.3%) fewer victims than a year earlier.

According to bourgas.ru, 463 people died in road traffic accidents in Bulgaria in 2020, which is 165 (26.3%) fewer victims than a year earlier. The observed decline is the largest in a 10-year period (2011-2021), with the largest number of casualties on inland roads recorded in 2015 and 2016, with 708 deaths in each of the two years.

In 2020, the number of road deaths in the European Union (EU) decreased by 17% compared to 2019. Despite a gradual decrease in the number of road deaths over the past decade in the EU, the unprecedented decline in 2020 is largely due to the impact of the restrictive measures in connection with the coronavirus pandemic on road transport. This is evidenced by the latest data from the European statistical office Eurostat, published today.

The total number of people killed in road traffic accidents in the EU is 18,786 in 2020, of which 44% are car occupants, 19% are pedestrians, 16% are motorcyclists, 10% are cyclists and 11% are other categories (including passengers). passenger and heavy vehicles, buses, mopeds and other vehicles).

The lowest per capita road traffic death rate in the EU is in Sweden and the highest in Romania.

Compared to the population of each EU Member State, in 2020 the lowest road death rates were recorded in Sweden – 20 deaths per 1 million inhabitants, Malta – 23 deaths per 1 million inhabitants, Denmark – 27 deaths per 1 million inhabitants, Spain – 29 victims. per 1 million inhabitants, as well as in Ireland and the Netherlands – 30 victims per 1 million inhabitants.

At the other end of the scale, the highest road deaths are recorded in Romania – 85 deaths per 1 million inhabitants, Latvia – 73 deaths per 1 million inhabitants, Bulgaria – 67 deaths per 1 million inhabitants and Poland – 66 deaths per 1 million inhabitants.

In 2020, the EU average shows 42 road traffic casualties per million inhabitants.

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