“The number of road fatalities has fallen to its lowest level since 1960.” The Federal Statistical Office reported this good news in Wiesbaden on 25 February 2021. In 2020, the number of people killed in road traffic accidents was 2,724 - which was a decrease of 10.6 percent or 322 fewer than in the previous year.
But every road fatality is one too many. The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is pursuing the objective of the Vision Zero strategy: no more people being killed in road accidents. We are working on several measures to protect lives. Browse through the articles and learn about numerous measures for road safety education and campaigns. Find out that reforms of the German Road Traffic Regulations will make road transport even safer, more climate-friendly and fairer and that we strongly support the use of turn assist systems for HGVs. At the European level, we are intensively working on new vehicle safety systems.