Trygg Trafikk: 80% of people who died in traffic in Norway in 2021 were men

Road - E18Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB

A total of 87 people lost their lives on Norwegian roads in 2021, which is a historically low figure. The figures show that 80% of those who died were men.

According to Trygg Trafikk, seven people died in traffic in December. The total number of deaths in 2021 was lower than in 2020, when 81 deaths in traffic were registered. 

“The decline in the number of deaths in traffic that we have seen over time here in Norway shows that the targeted traffic safety measures work,” Bård Morten Johansen, senior advisor in Trygg Trafikk, stated.

According to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, the overview for 2021 gives us a reason for optimism.

“But we will continue to work hard to reduce the extent of serious traffic accidents,” director Ingrid Dahl Hovland said.

Continued effort

This is the first time in modern times that less than 90 people have died on Norwegian roads in a year, Minister of Transport Jon-Ivar Nygård (AP) pointed out.

“We can’t be content. We will continue investing and keep up the work on traffic safety,” he stated in a press release.

Of those who died on Norwegian roads in 2021, 69 were men and 18 women, according to Trygg Trafikk. That means that 80% of those who died were men.

“It seems that adult men still have the greatest need to change their behavior in traffic,” senior adviser Johansen noted.

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration pointed out that the age group 45 to 54 has had a decrease in the number of accidents with fatalities – from 21 in 2020 to 14 in 2021. No other age group has had a similar decline.

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