The number of people killed or injured in road traffic has been declining steadily for decades. According to current figures from the Federal Statistical Office, 3,046 people died in road accidents in 2019, 229 fewer than in the previous year. The number of fatalities is thus at a historically low level. Nevertheless, the trend towards fewer and fewer people being injured in road traffic is not a matter of course. Strong efforts must continue to be made to achieve the goal of even greater safety and fewer accidents.