NICOSIA - Cyprus recorded the second largest decrease in road deaths in the EU in 2012, according to data published yesterday by the European Commission.
The number of road accident victims in Cyprus was 59 per million inhabitants compared to 85 in 2011. This represents a reduction of around 28%, which was the second best performance in the EU after Malta recorded a decrease of 48%.
In Greece, the number of road accident victims reached 92 per million, registering a decrease of 10% compared to the EU 2011.
European Commission figures show that 2012 saw the lowest number of people losing their lives in road accidents in the EU since the start of the collection of raw data.
The rate of decline, 9%, means that 3,000 lives were saved last year.