Compared to 2019, the number of fatalities is reduced by 9% and mobility by 8%, although the behaviour of both factors throughout the year has not been homogeneous.
Grande-Marlaska: “The 2021 road accident balance sheet shows us that we have maintained the positive trend of reducing the accident rate that we have experienced over the last decade, but it should be added that the assessment cannot be positive because 1,004 deaths on the road last year are too many”.
In the second half of 2021, mobility has been above the values of 2019, despite which the number of people killed has decreased.
38% of those killed were vulnerable road users (110 pedestrians, 31 cyclists, 241 motorcyclists and 1 VMP user).
140 people travelling in cars and vans (26%) were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. There were 42 days with zero road fatalities; in 2019 there were 30.