Traffic safety in Latvia: Still in need of improvement

  • 2012-08-09
  • By Karina Oborune
The European Transport Safety Council has recently concluded that every day there is an ‘airplane crash without any survivors’ in the European Union (EU), because this is actually the number of road deaths that take place on a daily basis.Thus, a main goal of the EU has become to reduce road fatalities by 50 percent by 2020. Surprisingly, according to recent data published by the European Commission covering the last 10 years in Latvia, the number of road deaths has decreased by 61 percent, which was the steepest decrease in the EU.One should take into account that ...
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