For the past 25 years, the European Transport Safety Council has advocated for improving transport safety in Europe – and it doesn’t stop there.
At the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), one number is on our mind every day we come to work: 25,000. This is the number of deaths on EU roads every year. It’s a number that motivates us, our members and thousands of people across Europe who are dedicated to saving lives in transport.
Occasionally, however, it is good to remember how far we’ve come and how much has already been achieved in Europe. In the 1980s and early 1990s, when there were fewer vehicles, road transport was much more lethal than today. 65,000 people died on European roads in 1993, the year ETSC was founded.