IF SAFETY IS your number one priority when traveling abroad, make sure to add Norway to your must-visit list. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration revealed on January 1, 2020, that no children between the age of zero and 15 were killed in traffic accidents in the whole of Norway in 2019. To add to this good piece of news, only one person was killed in traffic in the capital city of Oslo this past year.
These encouraging numbers are part of a trend 50 years in the making; in 1970, 101 children were killed on the roads in Norway, and in 1975, there were 41 traffic deaths in Oslo.
Regulations to limit driving in the city center and in residential areas, reduced speed limits, cycling lanes, and safer cycling and walking areas around schools are all contributing factors to the positive figures.
There was a total of 110 traffic deaths throughout the rest of the country (population of 5.3 million) in 2019.