Number of road deaths in Italy 2006-2018

According to the data, in 2006, 5,669 individuals were killed in motor vehicle accidents in Italy. An overall decrease in the number of road deaths was observed within the time period shown, reaching 3,325 road traffic deaths in 2018. The highest number of road fatalities in this timeframe occurred in 2006. Overall, the number of traffic deaths was the highest in the region of Lombardy, with 423 traffic fatalities in 2017.

Security devices

Many technology and information devices are placed across the motorway system in order to offer a better service. The number of video cameras increased passing from 7,258 to 8,858 from 2015 to 2018. A similar trend can also be noticed regarding ice detectors and variable message signs.

Rest facilities

Rest facilities may contribute to reduce the risk of fatigue and tiredness when driving long distances. In 2018, the number of motorway rest facilities labeled "snack bars" reached 401 units. The number of rest facilities with nursery rooms and showers increased too, reaching respectively 314 and 324 units. Additionally, the number of pet parks increased from 48 to 68 from 2015 to 2018.

Annual number of road traffic fatalities in Italy from 2006 to 2018

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2006 to 2018

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