New figures: 80 people died on Norwegian roads this year – the lowest number ever

Road - E18Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB
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A total of 80 people have lost their lives in traffic on Norwegian roads so far this year. That is three fewer people than at the same time last year and the lowest number ever.

In November, four people lost their lives, three fewer than in the same month last year. Norway has never before had such low death rates in November traffic, figures from Trygg Trafikk and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration show.

Three drivers and a motorcyclist died in November this year. Ten years ago, three times as many people died on the roads. 13 people died in November 2011. A total of 169 people died that year, about twice as many as the forecast for 2021.

“We do not know why the decline took place, but we know that, unfortunately, too many lives are still lost in traffic,” senior adviser Bård Morten Johansen in Trygg Trafikk stated.

Decline in three counties

The counties with a decline so far this year are Vestfold og Telemark, Oslo, and Nordland. In Vestfold og Telemark, five people have died in traffic so far this year, while last year, twelve people died at the same time.

In Nordland, the corresponding figure is three deaths this year compared to eight last year, and in Oslo, one person died this year compared to five last year.

In Viken, 21 people have lost their lives in traffic so far this year, two more than at the same time last year.

Guro Ranes in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration asks drivers to be careful in traffic in the busy pre-Christmas period.

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

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