Norway registers lowest number of traffic-related deaths in decades

Road at nightPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

In October this year, ten people lost their lives in traffic accidents in Norway. That is one death less than in the same month last year. 

So far this year, 80 people have lost their lives in traffic-related accidents. That is six deaths fewer than at the same time last year, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration announced.

The figures for the first ten months of the year show that 67 men and 13 women died on Norwegian roads in 2020.

Three women and seven men died in October.

No traffic-related deaths in Nordland, Agder, and Rogaland

Møre og Romsdal and Viken each had two deaths in traffic accidents in October, while no one died on the roads in Nordland, Agder, or Rogaland.

Troms and Finnmark, Oslo, Innlandet, Vestfold and Telemark, Trøndelag and Vestland registered one death each. 

Lowest figures since post-war years

The figures so far this year are the lowest since the first years after World War II, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration informed. 

Even in 2016, the year with the fewest deaths in traffic in Norway since 1947, there were two more deaths than in 2020. 

Guro Ranes, head of traffic safety at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, reminds everyone to contribute to traffic safety. 

Ranes asked people to respect driving rules and regulations, use a seatbelt, and obey speed limits. 

“This is especially important now that we are entering a season with varying and difficult driving conditions. 

“We all have a common responsibility to help ensure that there are no serious accidents on our roads,” Ranes emphasized.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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