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Oslo Only Suffered One Car-Related Death In 2019

Accepted submission by MostCynical at 2020-01-13 21:11:42 from the splat-no-more dept.

Jalopnik [] has a story about how the Norwegian capital, Oslo, recorded only one death on its roads in 2019.

Speed limit laws and reducing the very presence of cars in the city center and downtown areas have resulted in a very aggressive, downward trend of traffic-related fatalities in the Nordic country’s capital city.

There with not one road-related death of a pedestrian, cyclist or child in 2019.

In a success that has inspired city planners and road safety experts, Oslo recorded only one road death, a motorist who crashed into a railing at a train station. Norway plans to reach "Vision Zero", and eliminate road-related deaths within four years and do more to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, serious injuries.

The only person who died last year was a man whose car crashed into a fence in June.

This sharp decline is due to the fact that Oslo heavily regulates places where people are allowed to drive and has set strict speed limits. The city is also very friendly towards cycling and walking.

Olso's road fatality rate for 2019 was 0.1 death per 100,000 people. American States vary between 12 and 26 per 100,000 people []

Original Norwegian article at according to Aftenposten []

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