Accidents Risk and Road Safety Among Immigrants in Norway
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents: Beijing, China. 15-17 May 2013, Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
Immigrants make up 13.1 % of the population of Norway in 2012. Immigrant drivers in Norway have considerably higher accident risk, measured as personal-injury accidents per 1000 license holders, than drivers born in Norway. Drivers from the Middle East and Africa have more than twice the accidents risk of drivers born in Norway or immigrant drivers from the western world. Accident risk is calculated using the national registers of road accidents, driver’s licenses and the Norwegian population. Factors which may explain these differences in accident risk were studied by focus group interviews and a questionnaire survey. Language problems, worries about family in the country of origin, attitudes to road traffic rules and driving behavior reflected in the number of road traffic violation fines may contribute to explaining the differences in road accident risk.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2013.
Foreigner, Accident rate, Statistics, Analysis (math), Cause
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject 80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 812 Road: Collation of accident statistics; X RSXC
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-7349OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-7349DiVA: diva2:759157
16th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents. Beijing, China (RS4C 2013). 15-17 May 2013