Latvia’s serious road safety problem

Latvia’s serious road safety problem is getting worse.
Highway & Network Management / December 5, 2022 25 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Latvia has a serious problem with regard to road safety – image courtesy of © Bennymarty | Dreamstime.com

Latvia has a serious road safety problem and it is getting worse according to the latest crash data. During 2020 Latvia’s road deaths hit 73/million head of population, a shocking increase from the 45 deaths/million head of population recorded in 2019.

This compares poorly with the 68 deaths/million head of population in Lithuania recorded in 2020, itself considerably higher than the 43 deaths/million head of population that is the average for the EU