Conservative Party (H) leader Erna Solberg believes that road construction is one of the most important measures for improving traffic safety in Norway.
The number of fatal accidents on Norwegian roads so far this year worries politicians, and the Norwegian Road Administration is working on new measures. One of them is to lower speed limits.
Solberg wants more roads to be constructed, she told the newspaper VG.
“We are hearing from the government now that they are going to downsize road projects all over Norway. I’m not sure that will improve road safety,” says Solberg.
She pointed out that the construction of new motorways has reduced the number of accidents on stretches such as the one between Kristiansand and Grimstad.
“There have been almost no accidents since the roads were improved to four-lane motorway standard with separate driving directions,” Solberg added.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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