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Road Accident Statistics - 1997 ECE road accident data:

Third Road Safety Week, 1 to 7 May 2000

Diagrams

Persons killed grouped by ECE country and type of vulnerable road user

Persons injured grouped by ECE country and type of vulnerable road user

Persons injured grouped by ECE country and age

Persons killed grouped by ECE country and age

Accidents inside built-up areas grouped by ECE country

Excel spreadsheet containing all 1997 ECE road accident data (zipped)

Diagrams

In 1997 an estimated 164,677 persons were killed on the roads in the ECE region. An estimated 6,118,844 persons were seriously injured. Of those, a notable percentage were vulnerable road users, as is shown in the following table and diagrams:

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Total

Pedestrians

Cycles

Mopeds

Motor cycles

Passengers cars

Other

Killed

164,677

39,670

6,872

3,151

10,9720

75,615

28,397

Injured

6,118,844

436,422

236,027

163,854

227,946

3,751,024

1,303,571

Total

6,283,521

476,092

242,899

167,005

238,918

3,826,639

1,331,968

    

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Vulnerable road users are more exposed to the risk of accidents than other road users.

In 1997 an estimated 19% of persons involved in serious accidents (injured or killed) were vulnerable road users.

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When accidents occur they have much more serious consequences for vulnerable road users than for others. Although only an estimated 19% of those  involved in serious accidents in 1997 were vulnerable road users, an estimated 37% of the persons killed were vulnerable road users.

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