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Hungarian Roads Among the Most Dangerous in Europe

Fanni Kaszás 2019.08.16.

According to Pénzcentrum.hu, last year, there were 64 fatal accidents per million people in Hungary, which is 15 people more than the EU average of 49. With these statistics, Hungary’s road network is the sixth most dangerous in the European Union.

According to Pénzcentrum.hu, last year, there were 64 fatal accidents per million people in Hungary, which is 15 people more than the EU average of 49. With these statistics, Hungary’s road network is the sixth deadliest in the European Union.

Last year, 25,000 people were killed in road accidents in the European Union. Out of the EU countries, only five out-performed Hungary. The most dangerous to drive in is Romania, with almost 100 (96) deaths per million people in 2018, while in Bulgaria this number is 88 per million people. Croatia was the third most dangerous country, with 77 deaths per million people, compared with 76 in Poland, according to Pénzcentrum.hu.

The safest roads are found in the United Kingdom, where there are only 28 fatal road accidents per million citizens, but Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Sweden also rank high on the list.

Pénzcentrum also pointed out that the statistics show that in proportion to the number of deaths in Hungary, more than twice (2,3 times) as many people are killed in road accidents than in the safest EU country.

featured photo: Accident on the M3 between Mezőkövesd and Mezőkeresztes in 2016. (János Vajda/MTI)