Car drivers make up half of young traffic fatalities
The proportion of car drivers in fatal road accidents is higher in the 18–25 age category than among over-25s. Young drivers also more often crash into trees, crash barriers or posts.
Traffic death toll substantially down in 2013
Today, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment have released figures on traffic mortality. Last year, 570 people died in traffic accidents in the...
Fewer traffic deaths in 2012
Last year, 650 people died in traffic accidents in the Netherlands, i.e. 11 fewer than in 2011. The number of traffic fatalities has dropped by 19.9 percent relative to 2006. The traffic death toll...
More cyclists killed on Dutch roads
811 people were killed in road traffic accidents in the Netherlands in 2006.
Traffic death toll up by 11 percent in 2018
In 2018, 678 people died in traffic accidents in the Netherlands. This is 65 more than in the previous year. Traffic mortality was mainly up among occupants of passenger cars, cyclists and mobility...
Number of road deaths stable in 2014
Last year, 570 people were killed in traffic accidents in the Netherlands. After a substantial decline by 12 percent in 2013, the number of traffic deaths remained stable in 2014.
Traffic deaths down again
640 people were killed in traffic accidents in the Netherlands in 2010. This is 11 percent fewer than the 720 deaths in 2009, and continues the downward trend observed in the last few years.
Number of traffic deaths down again
The number of traffic deaths on Dutch roads was brought down again last year. In 2005, the traffic death toll was 817, a reduction by 64 compared to 2004.
Further reduction traffic deaths
Last year, 720 people were killed on Dutch roads, a reduction by 30 (4 percent) relative to 2008. The reduction is mainly recorded among 30 to 60-year-olds and motorists.
Traffic death toll marginally up in 2011
Last year, 661 people died in road accidents in the Netherlands, i.e. a 3.3 percent increase from 2010 with 640 fatal accidents. The death toll was particularly high among older cyclists.
More deaths among cyclists than car occupants in 2017
In 2017, more cyclists than car occupants died in traffic accidents, of whom 1/4 on an e-bike.
Fewer road traffic deaths in 2021
In 2021, 582 people in the Netherlands died as a result of road traffic accidents. This is 28 fewer than in 2020 and the lowest number since 2015.
610 traffic deaths in 2020
In 2020, traffic accidents killed a total of 610 people in the Netherlands.
Decline in road fatalities larger among motorists than cyclists
The number of traffic deaths has decreased more sharply among motorists than among cyclists over the past two decades.