63 people have died in traffic accidents so far this year

Lit torches along the E18 in the during the event Light for reflection in Stokke in VestfoldLit torches along the E18 in the during the event Light for reflection in Stokke in Vestfold.Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

During the first six months, 63 people were killed in traffic in Norway. That’s 16 more than the same time last year. – A disturbing increase,  the Public Roads Administration says.

In June this year  16 people lost their lives, seven more than in the same month last year.
– This is a disturbing increase. We have no immediate explanation for this, Acting Deputy Director of NPRA, Rita Helen Aarvold , said.
relatively low
However, she emphasises that this is still a relatively low number. Throughout 2015  117 people lost their lives in traffic, which was the lowest figure in 69 years.
Of the 63 fatalities in the first half of 2016  53 men were and ten women. Most were in the age group of 45-64 years. The accidents that caused the most deaths, were  collisions and cars who drove off the road .
The counties that have had the most fatalities so far this year are Buskerud (8), Sor-Trondelag (6), Hordaland (6), Hedmark (5) and Rogaland (5). In Aust-Agder there have not been any fatalities so far.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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