Road deaths have been on the decline over the last decade but experts insist there is still "a long way to go" for Greek drivers in terms of safety.
The latest official figures for 2010-19 show deaths fell by 45%, while road accidents dropped by 29%. The annual number of road deaths was reduced to 694 in 2019 from 1,258 in 2010.
Nearly 2,200 people were killed and more than 228,000 others were injured in road accidents in 2020, declining from the previous year as vehicle and human mobility dropped due to COVID-19 related measures.
According to data from the traffic department of the General Directorate of Security, a total of 2,197 people lost their lives while 228,565 were injured in 365,000 road accidents.
A policeman died in an accident near Nova Zagora last night.
He and his team responded to a call for traffic accident without casualties.
While being the place of the accident, the police car was hit by another car - with a 39-year-old driver from Stara Zagora. The policeman was injured in the collision.
Rosen Rapchev: Road Accidents Decrease by Nearly 25%
This year we have seen a significant decrease in road accidents as well as road fatalities. There is a number of factors that can be taken into account. Nearly 25% is the decline in accidents. This transpired from an interview with Rosen Rapchev, Chief Expert at the State Agency for Road Safety.
Many people who own a car and have a driving license become reliant on their vehicles to get around. Each and every day, huge numbers of people get behind the wheel to commute to work, drive their kids around, visit friends and family, or take a trip. Some people spend a tremendous amount of time on the road for one reason or another, and this is something they do almost every day.
Nearly 5,500 people were killed and more than 280,000 others were injured in road accidents in Turkey in 2019, down from some 6,700 deaths in the previous year, the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) has reported.
Over the past 10 years, the highest casualties in traffic accidents were recorded in 2015 with 7,500 deaths.
Road accidents increased by 16.6 percent year-on-year in January, according to figures released by the Traffic Police recently.
A total of 788 accidents were recorded in January of this year compared to 676 during the same last year, according to the data, which showed that road fatalities rose to 49 compared to 44 in the same period of 2019, an increase of 11.4 percent.