General News: Road accident fatalities down 10%

Road deaths were down 10 pct in Greece in 2010 compared with 2009 (116 deaths per 1 million inhabitants), according to European Commission figures made public here on Tuesday. The number of deaths in road accidents in the EU dropped 11 pct (62 per 1 million inhabitants).
The biggest decline was recorded in Luxemburg (33 pct), in Malta (29 pct), in Sweden and Slovakia (26 pct). Portugal was the only EU country recording an increase in fatal road accidents (+1 pct).

The decline recorded in the number of fatalities in road accidents in Greece in 2010 was 30 pct compared with 2001, while in the EU was 43 pct.

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