A Hungarian region is among the most dangerous areas of the European Union in terms of road accidents. In 2018, the number of deaths registered in Central Transdanubia was 97 deaths per 1 million inhabitants, which is an unusually high number. However, considering the whole of Europe, numerous fatal accidents have occurred in other 4 Hungarian regions as well.
According to Eurostat, in a world comparison, EU roads are among the safest highways. Nevertheless, road safety remains an important social issue, with 23,418 road deaths in the EU and 1.23 million road injuries registered in 2018.
Based on the number of road accidents, the most dangerous regions in the EU are:
The top 3 most dangerous road regions in the EU are followed by two Belgian, two Romanian and three Bulgarian regions. Concerning the neighbouring countries of Hungary, Romania and Croatia are also on the top of the list. The good news is that – based on the statistics – none of the Hungarian regions are among the ten most dangerous areas.
However, in the European Union, there are 33 administrative areas out of hundreds, where the number of fatal road accidents per 1 million inhabitants is greater than or equal to 85.
Unfortunately, we can already find Hungarian territory here, namely Central Transdanubia, with 97 deaths registered.
This statistical area consists of three counties, Komárom-Esztergom, Fejér and Veszprém. This also means that in 2018, most of the people on the roads of these counties lost their lives in road accidents in Hungary.
As the Hungarian news portal Pénzcentrum reports, the reason why the Central Transdanubian region became the most dangerous Hungarian area in 2018 is that the number of people killed in road accidents per 1 million inhabitants increased by 31 in a single year. Such a high number was registered only before 2010.
According to the statistics, only one Hungarian region was included in the deadliest regions;
however, there are four other regions in Hungary where the average number of deaths in road accidents is also very high.
Based on these results, Hungary is one of the most dangerous countries in terms of road transport in the whole EU, along with Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Poland, France, Spain, Sweden and Finland.