Greece has most motorcycle deaths per million in EU

Greece has the highest rate of motorcyclist deaths among the European Union's 28 member-states, according to the most recent data from the EU's statistics service Eurostat. 

Specifically, according to figures from 2017, Greece had 20.1 deaths per million inhabitants in that year, just above Malta with 20 deaths per million.

In joint third place, with a significant difference, are Italy and Slovenia, both with 12.1 motorcyclist deaths per 1 million inhabitants. Next on the list is Luxembourg with 11.9 deaths per million, followed by Cyprus with 11.8 and Portugal and Croatia with 10.3 and 10.1 respectively. The EU average was 7.5 victims per 1 million inhabitants.

The risk factor is greater in southern European countries where the weather is warmer and drier and motorcycle use more frequent.

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