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.
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