City data for Oslo, Norway, which has a population of about 673,000, show a dramatic reduction in traffic fatalities.
According to a story in the Norwegian paper Aftenposten, safety advocates are directly attributing the virtual elimination of roadway deaths to recent initiatives which have allowed fewer cars into the city’s center.
Also, according to Christoffer Solstad Steen of Trygg Trafikk, Oslo has not only reduced the number of places where it is possible to drive, the city has also lowered the speed limit, which significantly contributes to a reduction in deaths.
Most notably, no children under 15 died in roadway crashes anywhere in the country of Norway in 2019. Read the Entire Article
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