Romania and Malta are the only EU countries to register more deaths caused by car accidents in 2009 compared to 2001, a European Council for Transports Safety report reads. Our country has the biggest mortality rate in car accidents reported to the number of people and our roads are eight times more dangerous than those in Sweden.
Back in 2001, EU planned to cut the number of deaths caused by car accidents in the 27 countries from 54.400 to 27.000 in 2010. In 2009, almost 35.000 people lost their lives in car accidents in the 27 EU member countries. Romania and Malta were the only countries where the number of deaths was higher in 2009 than in 2001.