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Road traffic risk in Norway 2017/18

Authors: Torkel Bjørnskau
Report nr: 1782/2020
ISBN: 978-82-480-2325-8
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-2301-2
Language: Norwegian
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The report presents new estimates of road traffic risks in Norway according to road user groups, age and gender. Exposure data are collected from the national Norwegian travel survey 2018 and annual reports of transport performance in Norway given by the Institute of Transport Economics. Accident data are collected from a) Statistics Norway (SSB), b) road accidents statistics collected by the major Norwegian insurance companies (TRAST) and c) The Norwegian Patient Registry. The results show that road traffic risks have decreased steadily over time in Norway. Two-wheelers and pedestrians are most at risk, car drivers and passengers are least at risk. Young and elderly road users are more at risk than other age groups, but the differences between age groups have been reduced during later years. Young car drivers and occupants have in particular lower risks than earlier. The risk of personal injury for car occupants is especially high on Saturday night, but this elevated risk is also lower than earlier. Especially young drivers are now less at risk during the night than before. For most road user subgroups (by age/gender) we find significant risk reductions from one period to the next.


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