This is an archived release.
Fewer fatalities and seriously wounded
224 people were killed and 977 dangerously or seriously wounded on Norwegian roads in 2005. This is 33 fewer fatalities and 3 fewer seriously wounded compared to 2004.
The number of persons that have lost their lives in road traffic accidents has decreased over the last few years, despite of an yearly increase in traffic. In 2002 310 person were killed in road traffic accidents, compared to 224 in 2005. The figures for 1996-2005 show an annual average of 290 people killed and 1 159 dangerously or seriously injured.
A total of 8 078 road traffic accidents were reported to the Norwegian police in 2005.
Fewer moped accidents
Four people were killed in moped accidents last year, compared with eight people killed in 2004. The average figures for 1996-2005 show seven killed in moped accidents.
Fewer motorcycle accidents
A total of 31 motorcyclists were killed in 2005, compared with 33 killed in 2004. The average figures for 1996-2005 show 31 killed.
More pedestrians killed
While 22 pedestrians were killed in 2004, the figures for 2005 show 32. The figures for the ten-year period 1996-2005 show that 38 pedestrians were killed on average each year.
Fewer children killed or injured
Four children under the age of 15 were killed in Norwegian traffic accidents in 2005, a decrease of six compared with 2004. The figures for 1996-2005 show that an average of 15 children are killed on Norwegian roads each year. Of the four children that were killed in road traffic accidents last year, two were car passengers, two were pedestrians and halved of the injured children were car passengers.
45.5 per cent of the people that were killed in Norwegian traffic accidents last year were between 15 and 34 years old. In total, 102 people in this age group were killed on Norwegian roads in 2005, compared with 120 people in 2004.
The number of fatalities in the age group 70-74 years decreased from 2004 to 2005. A total of nine people were killed in this age group last year, compared with 12 killed in 2004.
Fewer people over 79 killed
16 people over 79 years were killed on Norwegian roads last year, compared with 21 killed in 2004. Six of the 16 people that were killed in this age group in 2005 were car drivers. Of the other fatalities in this age in 2005, one car passenger, one cyclist, seven were pedestrians and one other road users.
Road traffic accidents in Nordic countries
Comparative figures show that Norway had five injuries per 100 000 inhabitants in 2005. Similar figures for Sweden show five, Denmark show six casualties, while the figures for Finland show seven casualties per 100 000 inhabitants.
The statistics are based on accidents reported to the police. Less severe accidents and injuries are therefore under-represented in the figures.
- Table 1 Persons killed or injured in road traffic accidents, by group of road-user. 1996-2005
- Table 2 Persons killed or injured, by road-user and degree of injury. 1996-2005
- Table 3 Persons killed or injured, by road-user and sex. 1996-2005
- Table 4 Persons killed or injured, by group of age. 1996-2005
- Table 5 Persons killed or injured, by road-user and age. 2005
- Table 6 Persons killed or injured, by road-user, police district and county. 2005
- Table 7 Persons killed or injured, by age, police district and county. 2005
- Table 8 Persons killed or injured in road traffic accidents, by group of road-user, type of residential area and group of accidents. 2005
- Table 9 Cyclists killed or injured, by age, sex and protection. 2005
- Table 10 Persons killed or injured in road traffic accidents in the Nordic countries. 1996-2005