307 people died on the roads in Croatia in 2014, 16.6% fewer than the previous year when 368 people lost their lives. The results show that the nation’s Nation Safety Programme is starting to have an effect. The ratio of road deaths to population now stands at 7.1:100,000. The plan is by 2020 to have that number reduced down to 5 in every 100,000 people.
One problem where a lot of focus has gone into is removing unsafe vehicles from the road. Although the Police and Motor Association have been working together to reduce the number, there are still around 50,000 unregistered vehicles on the road.
The best performing country in Croatia in 2014 in reducing the road toll was the Dubrovnik-Neretva country where there were 50% fewer deaths on the roads last year compared with 2013.