Most road fatalities in car accidents
The bicycle was the most dangerous mode of transportation in 2022, with a total of 291 fatalities. The car came in second place, with 225 victims. By comparison, that year 57 pedestrians and 20 truck drivers were also killed in traffic accidents in the Netherlands.
Trend in traffic deaths
The number of road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants decreased between 2006 and 2016, from 4.6 per 100,000 people in 2006 to 3.5 most recently. The number of traffic deaths peaked in 2007, at 4.7 per 100,000 inhabitants. The lowest value was reached in 2014, at just over three. After 2014, the number of deaths increased again.