In recent years Hungary has witnessed a notable improvement in road safety, with the overall number of road traffic deaths demonstrating a downward trend. Of the annual fatalities, nearly 45%* are drivers and passengers of cars.
Hungary has adopted a comprehensive series of road safety practices, which include national speed limits, and drink-driving, seat-belt and child restraint laws. All measures are moderately to well enforced, however over 8%* of road traffic accidents are still reported to involve alcohol and only 57%* of rear seat occupants are recorded as wearing seat-belts.
In an effort to improve the local culture of road safety and continue with a decline in traffic crashes, Hungary has committed to a fatality reduction target of 50%* by 2020.
Road user groups
Drivers have high accountability levels for the road traffic crashes. Legislation, public awareness and enforcement are mostly directed to the drivers with an anticipation of behavioral change and consequential improvement in the road safety situation.
With more than 270 000 pedestrians killed on roads each year, they account to almost a quarter of all road traffic casualties annually. Certain roads, especially in low and middle income countries, completely fail to separate road users from the rest of the road users, which put them in imminent danger.
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Lead agency: National Traffic Safety Committee
Speed limit law
Motorcycle helmet law
Child restraint law
Mobile phones while driving law
Annual road fatalities
Fatalities per 100K pop. per year
Estimated GDP loss