Norway’s improving road safety sees further crash reduction
Norway’s road safety levels continue to improve for 2017. This maintains the country’s reputation as one of the safest in the world for road travel. The latest data from the Norwegian Public Road Administration (Statens vegvesen) reveal that fatal crashes dropped for 2017. During the first nine months of 2017, 78 people died in road crashes in Norway, a notable reduction from the 111 killed on Norwegian roads in the first nine months of 2016. The figures for 2016 represent a spike in road deaths however. In the first nine months of 2015, 87 people were killed in road crashes in Norway while in 2014 the figure was 126 and in 2013, 134 people died.