Number of road deaths in Romania 2006-2019

In the period of consideration, the number of road traffic fatalities in Romania peaked in 2008, totaling 3,065 deaths. Despite minor oscillations, the number of victims recorded a declining trend. Thus, by 2019 road traffic fatalities reached 1,864. This represented a decrease of roughly 40 percent compared to 2008. By contrast, the number of non-fatal road traffic injuries increased to almost 40 thousand in 2019.

 Main causes of road traffic accidents 

  In Romania, the main cause of road traffic accidents was speeding. At the same time, drinking among drivers and pedestrians who were jaywalking was still an important concern in 2019. As a consequence, there were 1,452 male car drivers under the influence of alcohol involved in car accidents in which at least one person was injured. Just as important, more than six thousand car accidents in 2019 happened because of collisions due to crossing or turning.

Crimes against road traffic safety

  Compared to the last decade, in Romania, as well as worldwide, there has been a change regarding the types of crimes committed. As a result, traditional crimes such as offenses against one’s physical and mental integrity, along with offenses against one’s property decreased. Instead, corruption offenses and crimes against road traffic safety became more common. In 2018, crimes against safety on public roads accounted for 37.6 percent of the total share of criminal law convictions.

Number of road traffic fatalities in Romania from 2006 to 2019

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