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.