|Authors:||Tor-Olav Nævestad, Inger Beate Hovi, Elise Caspersen, Torkel Bjørnskau|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1535-2|
This study of the accident risk of Norwegian and foreign heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) on Norwegian roads is based on exposure data from the lorry surveys of Statistics Norway and Eurostat, and accident data from Statistics Norway's data on police reported injury accidents. Accident risk is defined as the number of injury accidents per million vehicle km. HGVs registered in foreign countries have higher accident risk than Norwegian HGVs on Norwegian roads. Norwegian (0.32) and Danish (0.35) HGVs have the lowest accident risk. The accident risk of HGVs from the rest of the EU15 (0.91) is over 2.5 times higher than that of Norwegian vehicles. Polish and Baltic vehicles (0.68) have the second highest accident risk, followed by Swedish (0.62) vehicles and vehicles from other EU-27 (0.59) countries. The average accident risk of HGVs in Norway is 0.34 accidents per million vehicle km.