A record number of Norwegians took the driving test last year

Driving testPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB

A record number of people in Norway took the driving test in 2021 – as many as 149,957 Norwegians, figures from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration show.

In 2020, the number of people who took the driving test amounted to 127,709, and in 2019, it amounted to 139,397. The figures also show that 10% more 18-year-olds took the test in 2021 than in 2020.

The Road Administration’s Ingrid Dahl Hovland states that the proportion of 18-20-year-olds who pass the driving test is high. They are well prepared, and they are good drivers, she believes. 

“The Norwegian driver training is long. Several agencies are engaged in traffic safety work. We are working on attitudes. Practicing a lot is important,” she noted.

The figures also show that the proportion of car driving is increasing at the expense of public transport. This can be seen in relation to the pandemic and the travel restrictions.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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