Du måste aktivera javascript för att sverigesradio.se ska fungera korrekt och för att kunna lyssna på ljud. Har du problem med vår sajt så finns hjälp på https://kundo.se/org/sverigesradio/

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise

Updated söndag 20 maj 2012 kl 18.17
Published söndag 20 maj 2012 kl 14.10
Traffic on a busy street in Uppsala. Photo: Sanna Richter /SR

The number of people who die in car accidents has dropped drastically in recent years. But traffic safety experts say more has to be done to lower the number of deadly accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians, reports news agency TT.

The number of pedestrian fatalities increased by more than 50 percent in 2011. Fifteen pedestrians died during the first four months of this year – the same number as for all of 2011. The number of cyclists who have been injured or died also sticks out.

And authorities say there has been no improvement so far in 2012.

In 2001, 399 drivers and passengers died in car accidents. Last year, 175 people died.

"It is the unprotected who are the biggest question mark. Cyclists, pedestrians, and to a certain extent motorcyclists, that's what it's going to be about during the next ten years, says," Claes Tingvall, director of traffic safety at the Swedish Transport Administration, tells news agency TT.

Our journalism is based on credibility and impartiality. Swedish Radio is independent and not affiliated to any political, religious, financial, public or private interests.
Har du frågor eller förslag gällande våra webbtjänster?

Kontakta gärna Sveriges Radios supportforum där vi besvarar dina frågor vardagar kl. 9-17.

Du hittar dina sparade avsnitt i menyn under "Min lista".