The Potential for Reducing the Number of Killed or Seriously Injured Road Users in Norway in the Period 2018-2030

Potensialet for å redusere antall drepte og hardt skadde i trafikken i perioden 2018-2030

The number of killed or seriously injured road users in Norway can be reduced substantially. This is the main finding of an analysis of the potential for improving road safety by implementing 33 road safety measures. It is, in principle, possible to realise the target of a maximum of 500 killed or seriously injured road users in 2024, by implementing all measures consistently. This means, for example, building motorways, installing road lighting, doubling police enforcement and stimulating a faster renewal of the car fleet. A target of not more than 350 killed or seriously injured road users in 2030 appears to be more difficult to reach by means of the road safety measures included in the analysis. Based on injury data collected by the emergency medical clinic in Oslo (Oslo skadelegevakt), the potential for reducing injuries to pedestrians and cyclists by means of improved road maintenance, in particular winter maintenance, has been estimated. It was estimated that pedestrian injuries can be reduced by 15-23% and cyclist injuries can be reduced by 5-10%.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 80p
  • Serial:
    • TØI Report
    • Issue Number: 1764/2020
    • Publisher: Institute of Transport Economics (TØI)
    • EISSN: 2535-5704

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01747231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788248015727
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2020 4:16PM