Half of the fatalities in July were motorcycle accidents

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Preliminary figures show that 22 people have lost their lives in summer traffic during the months of June and July this year. This is two more than in the corresponding period last year.

 

Veivesenet’s preliminary figures show that 10 people have lost their lives on Norwegian roads so far in July, as many as last year. Half of these fatalities were MC accidents.

“This is disappointing, but unfortunately, we are entering a negative trend. We see that a clearly increasing proportion of those killed in road traffic are motorcyclists,” says Terje Moe Gustavsen, Deputy Director General.

Compared with drivers, the risk of being killed or seriously injured is 16 times greater for heavy motorcycle drivers.

During the first seven months of the year, 55 people have lost their lives on Norwegian roads, which is three fewer than the same time last year.

Seven people have died on roads in Hordaland, while Finnmark has not had a single fatal accident this year.

 

© NTB scanpix / #Norway Today

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