The Basic Fact Sheet Junctions provides accident data for 14 EU countries (EU-15 without Germany) over the period 1997-2006. The fact sheet includes several basic characteristics of fatal road accidents at junctions. For example: area type, mode of transport, person class and gender or the lighting conditions.


More than 62.000 persons were killed in traffic accidents at junctions, in 12 European Union countries between 1997 and 2006 about 21% of all traffic accident fatalities in those countries. In these 12 countries there were 24,8% fewer traffic accident fatalities at junctions in 2006 than in 1997, whereas the total number of fatalities fell by 29,2% over this period.

Fact: The fatality trend at junctions did not follow the overall trend in 2001.

Fact: Over the 12 EU countries, the number of fatalities at junctions fell more in 2006 in rural than in urban areas.


Fatalities at junctions per million inhabitants in the EU 12/16, 1997 versus 2006

* Data from 2005 (UK = GB 2006 + NI 2005) Source: CARE Database / EC

** Data from 2004 Date of query: July 2008

*** Data from 2003

**** Data from 2002


For information on junctions, the scientific studies on the magnitude and nature of the safety problem, the contributing accident factors, and the effectiveness of countermeasures, please consult the Roads text on the Knowledge section of the website.


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