Despite a decline in the number of road traffic crashes and resulting injuries and fatalities, almost 2,000* people are still killed in road traffic crashes every year. Addressing such risk factors as inappropriate speed and drink-driving are key to continuing the decreasing incidence of road traffic deaths and building a culture of road safety in Romania.
The country has in effect a body of road safety best practices and legislations. National drink-driving laws are reported to be strongly enforced through random breath testing / police checkpoints, however 5%* of all road deaths are still reported to involve alcohol. Seat-belt laws are also well enforced and apply to both front and rear seat occupants, which is moderately enforced.
Romania is committed to supporting the UN Decade of Action and as such, has pledged a fatality reduction target of 50% by 2015.
Lead agency: Interministerial Council for Road Safety
Speed limit law
Motorcycle helmet law
Child restraint law
Mobile phones while driving law
Annual road fatalities
Fatalities per 100K pop. per year
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