Although the annual number of road transport fatalities in Slovenia has been decreasing for decades and has almost halved in the last 20 years, it is still too high – traffic accidents in the last ten years took around 250 lives annually. Of major concern is also the recent increase in the number of these accidents and injured persons, due to the extreme increase in transport. Fortunately, the number of accidents has decreased since 2005.
The indicator defines the number of traffic accidents, fatalities and injuries in road transport for the period 1991-2007 in Slovenia and in other EU countries. This includes all traffic accidents in road transport, in the inspection of which the police cooperated and which occurred in the current year. Fatalities are all persons killed outright or within 30 days as a result of the accident. Injured persons are all persons not killed, but injured in an accident and who usually needed medical treatment (CARE, 2009). Accidents in rail, maritime and air transport are not included due to their minimum share.
Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia: Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Slovenia 1995-2010 and SI-STAT Data Portal, 2011
|accidents||index (1991 = 100)||100||107||115||120||119||116||127||107||126||155|
|fatalities||index (1991 = 100)||100||106||107||109||90||84||77||67||72||68|
|seriously injured||index (1991 = 100)||100||99||96||98||95||83||81||63||77||113|
|accidents||index (1991 = 100)||168||186||213||232||188||205||208||163||157||138|
|fatalities||index (1991 = 100)||60||58||52||59||56||57||63||46||37||30|
|seriously injured||index (1991 = 100)||101||59||52||52||48||46||47||40||39||33|
Road safety evolution in EU. CARE – European Road Accident Database, European Commission, 2011.
Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, SI-STAT Data Portal, 2011
|accidents||index (2004 = 100)||100||82||98||124||133||39||43|
|fatalities||index (2004 = 100)||100||42||75||142||75||92||117|
|seriously injured||index (2004 = 100)||100||43||26||71||98||33||29|
- Reduction of the number of fatalities in traffic accidents to 124 victims by the end of 2011, which would save approximately 600 lives in the period 2007-2011 (Resolution on National Programme on Road Traffic Safety 2007–2011).
- Increase of road traffic safety with the accelerated construction of the motorway network and bypasses, non-level crossings of traffic routes, improvement of the vehicle fleet, education of drivers and their awareness as well as stricter monitoring of traffic violations (Operational Programme of Environmental and Transport Infrastructure Development for the Period 2007–2013.
- Improvement of safety in rail transport, with an emphasis on the improvement of traffic culture of participants and better protection or elimination of level crossings of roads with railways (Operational Programme of Environmental and Transport Infrastructure Development for the Period 2007–2013.
Data for Slovenia and other countries:
Objectives summarised by: Resolution on National Programme on Road Traffic Safety 2007–2011, OG RS, no. 2/2007 and Operational Programme of Environmental and Transport Infrastructure Development for the Period 2007–2013.
Source database or source: Road safety evolution in EU, CARE – European Road Accident Database (17 July 2009).
Data administrator: European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy and Transport.
Date of acquisition for this indicator: 17 July 2009.
Methodology and frequency of data collection for the indicator: The data is updated on an annual basis.
Data processing methodology: /
Information concerning data quality:
- Advantages and disadvantages (at data level): Due to different definitions of traffic accidents, fatalities and injuries in road transport in individual countries and the application correction factors for this, the comparability of data sources can be questionable sometimes.
- Relevance, accuracy, robustness, uncertainty: The data can be considered as quite accurate and reliable.
Reliability of the indicator (archive data): The data refers to a longer time period.
Uncertainty of the indicator (scenarios/projections): Projections have not been prepared.
- Overall assessment (1 = no major comments, 3 = data to be considered with reservation): 1
Completeness over time: 1
Completeness over space: 2 (definitions of traffic accidents, fatalities and injuries in road transport are slightly different in various countries)
Other sources and literature:
- EEA, 2005. TERM 2005 09 – Number of transport accidents, fatalities and injuries (land, air and maritime). Indicator fact sheet. European Environment Agency (17 July 2009).
- Resolution on National Programme on Road Traffic Safety 2007–2011. OG RS, no. 2/2007.