Bulgarian Region is the EU Leader in Road Accident Casualties, Another One is in the Top Five

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | November 13, 2018, Tuesday // 14:21
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Region is the EU Leader in Road Accident Casualties, Another One is in the Top Five

There are 21 regions in the European Union where road accident mortality exceeds 100 per 1 million. Two Bulgarian areas also belong in the five most dangerous areas for driving, one of them being the leader in this indicator. In Northwest Bulgaria 153 people die at 1 million.


The figures are from Eurostat and refer to 2016. The average fatality rate in the EU is 50 per 1 million.


After North West Bulgaria ranks the Portuguese province of Alentejo with 142 dead per million. The Belgian region of Luxembourg, with 138 dead, and the southern part of Greece, which covers the large number of islands in the area with 134 per million deaths. Fifth place is the Bulgarian North Central region with 132 dead per million.

These are the only five areas where road accident mortality exceeds 125 people per million.


The fewest casualties are in the region of the Austrian capital Vienna. There, only 10 people per million died after car crash in 2016. 

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