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Trafiksäkerhetsutvecklingen i Sverige fram till år 2001
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
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2002 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

There are several indications that the earlier favourable traffic safety

development in Sweden has slowed down in recent years. VTI has therefore been

commissioned by the Swedish Road Administration and the Swedish Police Board

to describe and analyse the changes in the traffic system which may have

either a positive or negative significance for traffic safety development.

Since the overarching goal of traffic safety work is a gradual year by year

reduction in the number of those killed in traffic, the question arises why

this goal could not be reached during the period. Large investments and

changes have been made which resulted in both decreases and increases in the

risk of being killed in traffic during the period. The report makes an

examination of the different problem areas which were considered in relation

to the different measures or changes during the period, and the way these

ought to have affected the risk of being killed in traffic. An overall

summary is that the increased speeds during the period 1994-2000 were

compensated for by the increased number of cars equipped with airbags. Road

improvements for greater safety, motorways, roundabouts, road barriers etc,

together with higher petrol prices and the winter tyre law compensated for

the reduction in safety owing to greater vehicular traffic, especially the

increased lorry traffic, and that the higher average age of drivers increases

the risk of being killed due to an injury in a traffic accident.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI rapport 486 , 2002.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
Swedish, Sweden, Safety, Development, Accident rate, Fatality, Increase, Evaluation, Average speed, Driver, Age, Air bag, Use, Safety fence
Research subject
Road: Traffic safety and accidents
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6352OAI: diva2:675228
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-03

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