|Authors:||Tor-Olav Nævestad, Ross Owen Phillips, Gunhild Meyer Levlin, Inger Beate Hovi|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1296-2|
The present study uses several methods to examine safety outcomes, risk factors and measures associated with increasing internationalization in road transport of goods. A literature review indicates that drivers of foreign heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) generally have twice the risk of domestic drivers. Analysis of Norwegian accident data indicates that in comparison with Norwegian HGVs, foreign HGVs have three times the risk of being involved in a single vehicle accident, twice the risk for a head-on collision, and nearly twice the risk of a collision with a vehicle driving in the same direction. We conclude that two risk factors in particular seem to be important: (1) experience with/competence on Norwegian roads and (2) winter driving. We highlight six measures that seem to be important for transport safety of foreign actors.