Last month, eight people died in traffic in Norway

Traffic - E18Photo: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB

A total of eight people died in traffic in Norway in May. It is the first time since 1990 that no cyclists have died in the first five months of the year.

So far this year, 25 people have lost their lives in traffic accidents in Norway. In comparison, the number amounted to 37 deaths at the same time last year.

No cyclists have lost their lives on Norwegian roads so far this year.

“Despite the fact that no cyclists have lost their lives so far this year, we know that we have a high number of seriously injured cyclists,” communications consultant Christoffer Solstad Steen in Trygg Trafikk stated.

Although there has been a decrease in the number of fatalities in traffic in recent years, the number of seriously injured people has increased. 

In 2019, 565 people were seriously injured in traffic accidents, while the number was 627 last year.

“Being seriously injured in traffic can ruin lives and limit the quality of life for both the directly involved and relatives. This is a serious societal problem that deserves extra focus,” Solstad Steen added.

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

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