Sharp increase in the number of people who lost their lives in traffic accidents during the summer

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37 people died on Norwegian roads in June and July, far more than last year. Discouraging numbers reported by NPRA “Statens vegvesen “.

In last year’s June and July a total of 24 people passed away on the roads and also for the full year has been clearly more people have lost their lives on the road.

– This is discouraging. We have no immediate explanation, said Vibeke Grimstad in NPRA “Statens vegvesen “.
During the first seven months 84 people lost their lives on Norwegian roads which are 21 more than the same time last year. As record broken last year on number of people died in traffic, may 2016 be one of the years with the fewest casualties despite the sharp rise so far.

– We must return to the years after the war to find similar low numbers. We are obviously pleased with the positive developments but this is far more than numbers and statistics for those affected.

Behind every accident is the fate that touches, frames and characterize families, friends, colleagues and communities forever. Therefore, road safety is our number one priority, said Grimstad.

– There is a clear sadness that we see that accidents are going up again, said District Manager of Road Safety in Vestfold, Mette Magnussen to NTB on Thursday.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today