Monday , October 25 2021

Another dead in the movement – the risk of losing targets


So far, 2018 has been the deadliest year for motorists since 2011. According to the transport agency, it is difficult to reach the goal of crossing the number of traffic fatalities by 2020.

Sweden risks losing the goal of reducing the number of traffic fatalities. Photos.Image: Johann Nilsson / TT

This year, 252 people lost their lives in traffic accidents. This is in contrast to the target adopted in 2007 to reduce the number of traffic fatalities by 2020. To reach the target, the number of dead in the next year will not exceed 220 people.

"We have to be under 250 dead in 2018, but now we have 252 and we have two months left, so we do not reach the target of 2018. If something does not happen, or we do not take effective action, The reliable, statistics officer in the Ministry of Transport.

Based on data over five years, the number of people who lost this year is 13% higher than the average number 2014-2017.

Particularly bad is the safety situation for passengers and trucks. Here, people who lost their lives in road accidents increased by 26 percent during the first ten months of the year, compared to the same period in 2017.

"We did not have such a high figure of seven years," said Khat Amin.

In order to reduce the number of traffic casualties, more speed controls and middle roads are needed to reduce the number of accident accidents, Amin believes.

However, the number of deaths does not increase in all categories. Pedestrians and cyclists who fell in the traffic fell. This year, 16 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic, the lowest figure in statistics since 2006. For riders, the number is 18, the lowest since 2013.


Number of fatalities in traffic 2018 (January-October)

Driver of vehicle:

Vehicle passenger:


Weighted: 8

Cyclists: 18

Walking: 16

Others: 11

Total: 252

Source: Transport Agency

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