Fewer accidents despite more motorcycles

Motorcycle Harley Davidson MotorcyclistHarley Davidson Motorcycle. Photo: pixabay.com

Despite tens of thousands more motorcycles on Norwegian roads in recent years, the number of fatalities has gone down. So far this year 12 motorcyclists have died in traffic.

–   We have made improvements, and improved operation and maintenance at the roads and  built new, safer roads. At the same time, the quality of vehicles has greatly improved,  department director of NPRA, Guro Ranes,  said to the newspaper VG.
In the first half of this year,  ten motorcyclists died in traffic, compared to twelve in  the same period in 2015. The number has risen to 12 as of 22 July this year, according to NPRA. Most accidents are descents and foreign motorcyclists are involved in many of them, according to Ranes.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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