Bulgaria, which for a number of years has had the highest road death rate in the European Union, is now in second place behind Romania, according to statistics released on April 10 2018 by the European Commission.
The difference is slight, though: Romania had a road death rate of 98 per million inhabitants in 2017, while Bulgaria’s was 96. The Commission also noted that the statistics were preliminary and there could be minor changes in the final data for individual EU countries.
While Bulgaria and Romania were the only two EU countries to have a road fatality rate higher than 80 per million in 2017, Romania has had the larger improvement in its road death rate…. / IBNA
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