Twelve people died in traffic accidents in Norway last month

Traffic - road - streetPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
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Twelve people died in traffic accidents in Norway in July. Thus, so far in 2021, July is the month with the most fatalities in traffic.

In July of last year, nine people lost their lives in traffic, figures from Trygg Trafikk show.

So far this year, 42 people have lost their lives in traffic, compared to 55 people in the same period last year.

“We know from experience that summer is, unfortunately, the period when most people die in traffic, and this has also been confirmed this year,” senior adviser Harald Heieraas in Trygg Trafikk noted in a press release.

Nine of those who died in traffic accidents in July were men, while three were women. Of these, four were drivers, three cyclists, two motorcyclists, one a pedestrian, one a moped rider, and one a tractor driver.

Fatal electric scooter accident in Oslo

July was also the month in which Oslo had its first fatal accident related to an electric scooter.

When it comes to motorcycles, the development in the number of fatalities is now going in a more positive direction.

“Although we have had an increase in the number of fatalities in July, this year we have significantly fewer fatalities related to motorcycles than in recent years.

“So far this year, four people have lost their lives on motorcycles, compared to 14 in the same period the year before,” Heieraas said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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