Norway has the fewest traffic-related deaths per million inhabitants in Europe

Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB

Together with Sweden and Malta, Norway has Europe’s lowest death toll in traffic. According to new EU figures, the biggest traffic risks have been registered in Bulgaria and Romania.

The figures have been published in the EU Commission’s figures for road safety for the whole of Europe, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration announced.

Last year, the proportion of traffic fatalities in the 27 EU countries was 44 per million inhabitants. The corresponding figure for Norway is 16.

Malta and Sweden come closest to Norway with 17 and 18 deaths per million inhabitants, while Romania and Bulgaria top the list with 93 and 81.

Deaths in traffic

Last year, 19,800 people lost their lives in traffic in EU countries, 5% more than the year before. But the long-term trend is that the death toll is declining in the EU, even though there are large differences from country to country.

“Although we rank well compared to other countries, the fight against traffic fatalities is our first priority. The goal is for no one to die or be seriously injured on Norwegian roads,” Ingrid Dahl Hovland stated.

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s own figures for the first quarter of this year will also be published soon. 

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

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