The Netherlands aims for zero road casualties in 2050 . Mid 2021, a parliamentary motion was carried to apply an intermediate target of a 50% reduction in the number of road casualties in 2030 . Quantification of measures that could contribute to this reduction showed that considerable casualty reductions are possible, but that a 50% reduction is probably too ambitious , particularly relating to the number of serious road injuries. This number is, as yet, not structurally decreasing but – disregarding COVID years 2020 and 2021 - even shows an upward trend. Up to and including 2020, a national road safety target applied . This target was not met .
International road safety targets have also been determined. Mid-2020, the United Nations extended the previous 2010 target, which implies a 50% reduction of road injuries by 2030 compared to 2021 . The European Union also set targets for the number of road injuries : a 50% reduction of the number of serious road injuries by 2030 compared to 2020. In addition, the objective was that in 2018 as many Member States as possible would know how many MAIS3+ injuries they had. However, the process of gathering information about MAIS3+ injuries in all Member States has not been finalised yet.