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Road Safety

Fewer injured in traffic

Published onsdag 23 februari 2011 kl 18.06
Guardrails help make roads safer. Photo: Gunnar Lundmark/Scanpix

Fewer people are getting killed and injured on the Swedish roads. The Swedish Transport administration claims the roads have become safer, thanks to investments in more roundabouts and also guardrails between oncoming lanes of traffic.

Tragic as each accident is, but the 270 people killed in traffic last year is a record low number. And the number of injured people who had to seek hospital treatment, went down from 31,000 in 2009 to less than 29,000 last year. And it is the serious accidents that have decreased the most.

Apart from a changed infrastructure, the cars have also gradually become safer, and the fact that people more often drive within the speed limit. According to the Swedish Transport Administration we have got the speed cameras to thank for that.

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