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Poland has cut road deaths by 47% in the last decade – far exceeding the EU average of 22%. In recognition of the major improvement, Poland was awarded the Road Safety Award by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) this year.

The achievement by Poland to reduce road deaths by 47% in the last decade demonstrates that the Australian government’s goal to halve road deaths by 2030 is achievable when road safety is taken seriously.

Road mortality (the number of road deaths per inhabitant) was 50 per million in Poland in 2022 – down from 93 per million in 2012.

“Poland has greatly improved road safety in ten years and sets an example on how to take the issue seriously,” said Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the ETSC. “There has been a genuine commitment to setting targets, improving infrastructure and boosting enforcement – all key factors in this impressive reduction.”

new analysis published by ETSC on Tuesday shows that while individual countries have been making improvements, the number of road deaths in the EU rose by 4% last year – to a total of 20,679.

Maithe Chini, The Brussels Times (June 21, 2023)

BRAKE is committed to helping the Australian government achieve our nation’s goal to halve road deaths by 2030. The successes of other countries like Poland highlight that we can achieve this goal.

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