Cyprus had the fourth highest total number (60) of urban road deaths in the EU per one million urban inhabitants, the European Transport Safety Council report indicates.
According to the report, Cyprus in 2017 had the highest percentage in the EU for urban road deaths reaching a devastating 70%.
Mortality on urban roads is highest in Romania with 105 road users killed per million urban inhabitants – four times the EU average. Urban road mortality in Croatia is 88 deaths per million, in Serbia 74, in Cyprus 60, in Greece 58 and in Poland 57.
According to the report Cyprus percentage in road injuries are also extremely high with 86%, Cyprus also has a much higher than the EU average (50%) percentage of injuries in urban road accidents
And if you think that things might be better in the future then you are sadly mistaken, things don’t look good for the future as Cyprus has one of the lowest reduction rates of urban road fatalities in the EU.
Specifically, while urban road deaths in the EU are decreasing by an annual 2.2%, the percentage for Cyprus is at 0.2%.
However, Cyprus has the highest reduction rate for serious injuries in urban roads in the EU (6%).