For the first time. There was 0 Children deaths caused by car accidents in Norwegian traffic. That is a huge milestone for Norways 0 vision. The Norwegian government have 0 deaths in the traffic vision, so to see 101 to zero killed children in the traffic is Very positive!
Number of car fatalities since 1970 dropped to 0 in 2020
Nationally in Norway. The overall number of fatalities in traffic on our roads here upnorth has been a positive trend since the peak year of 1970. At that time there was 560 killed on the roads here. 101 of those killed were children. But today’s news since yesterday is very positive regarding this.
During these years since 1970 we have got cars that are much more safe for Children. The addition of seat belts helped a lot, which has been very important to reduce the numbers. Traffic safety has also been addressed at several levels in organisations. It is particularly gratifying that no children have died in traffic in 2019. This means that Norway is doing something right.
As late as 1985, 482 people lost their lives
At the peak since 1946 when the numbers were gathered. 1970 was the worst year with 570 killed in the traffic. In 1985 this number shrank down to 482. In 2019 that number was only 110 and 0 Children! This means that a lot been done.
In the capital of Norway, Oslo. The focus lately been to create separate bike lanes and to focus on lower speed limits in the Norwegian cities. This has helped a lot for the positive statistics. Offcourse, the vision is to have 0 killed in traffic. But that’s not possible as many adults drives without thinking about others when driving.
This is a huge milestone and so we hope that this number stays at 0! No one deserves to die in the traffic. So the focus in the world should be drive less cars, use more of public transportation systems where it is available. Care about your Children’s future. We all should.
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Source: NRK Dagsrevyen Main News on 1st of January 2020
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