There is a decrease of almost 40% in traffic fatalities so far this year compared to last year. So far, in 2021, 29 people have died in traffic.
In the first half of 2020, 46 people died in traffic in Norway.
“There is a very gratifying decrease in the number of traffic fatalities in the first six months of the year. But every single traffic fatality is still one too many,” department director for traffic safety Guro Ranes in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration said.
Viken is the county with the most fatalities in traffic in the first half of the year, with six deaths. It is followed by Innlandet and Troms og Finnmark, which have five each, Vestfold and Telemark with four, Vestland and Trøndelag with three, and Agder, Rogaland, and Møre og Romsdal with one death each. In Oslo and Nordland, no one has died in traffic in the first half of the year.
Four people died on Norwegian roads in June this year, preliminary figures show. In June last year, the toll amounted to nine.
Guro Ranes believes that the positive trend we are seeing in the number of deaths this year is a continuation of the decline seen over many years.
“It is a development we appreciate, and which is due to a number of factors: better roads, safer cars, better driving training, more people who comply with the speed limit, and much more,” she noted.
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