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, 2,562 people died in road accidents in 2021, 157 fewer than in the previous year (-5.6 percent). As a result, the number of traffic fatalities and injuries fell again, reaching the lowest level in more than 60 years. 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.