Norway’s vision of zero road deaths
In 2019, Norway’s capital of Oslo recorded just one death from a traffic accident. From a peak of 570 annual roads deaths in the 1970s nationwide, in recent years Norway’s toll has been reduced to just 80 deaths a year. Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Council for Road Safety Bard Johansen says its success has been a multi-faceted and integrated approach. It includes lower speed limits, safer vehicles, safer roads, better technology, stricter policing of those driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and a significant education campaign.