So far, in 2021, 86 people have died in traffic in Norway. That is seven fewer deaths than last year and a clear decrease from previous years.
The figures from this year and the year before also show fewer young people lost their lives in traffic accidents, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.
Guro Ranes, Director of Road Safety at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, believes that the decrease is due to better driver training.
“In addition, we see a general tendency for young people to behave more sensibly in many areas,” she told the channel.
Twenty years ago, 344 people died in traffic in Norway in one year. At that time, more than 30% of those who died were under the age of 24. Now the proportion is 20%.
According to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, most fatal accidents occur in the summer and early autumn. In almost 40% of accidents, speed is a contributing factor.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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