This is an archived release.
Fewer fatalities and injured in age group 15-34 years
242 people were killed and 940 dangerously or seriously wounded on Norwegian roads in 2006. This is 18 more fatalities and 37 fewer seriously compared to 2005. In 2006, the number of killed people between 15 and 35 years decrased.
A total of 11 126 people were injured in traffic accidents last year, and 940 were dangerously or seriously injured. In comparison, the figures for 1997-2006 show an annual average of 288 people killed and 1 116 dangerously or seriously injured.
36 per cent of the people that were killed in Norwegian traffic accidents last year were between 15 and 34 years old. In total, 87 people in this age group were killed on Norwegian roads in 2006, compared with 102 people in 2005.
More children and people over 60 killed
The number of fatalities in the age group 60-69 years increased from 2005 to 2006. A total of 27 people were killed, while 30 were killed in the age group 80 years and older. 26 of this 57 people killed were car drivers. Of the other fatalities in this age in 2006, six were car passenger, two were cyclists, 22 were pedestrians and one was a motorcyclist.
Ten children under the age of 15 were killed in Norwegian traffic accidents in 2006, an increase of six compared with 2005. The figures for 1997-2006 show an average of 14 children killed on Norwegian roads each year. Of the ten children killed in road traffic accidents last year, three were car passangers, two were cyclists, four were pedestrians/sledging and one other road user. 57 per cent of the injured children were car passengers.
More motorcycle accidents
A total of 34 motorcyclists were killed and 648 were injured in 2006, compared with 31 killed and 623 injured in 2006. The average figures for 1997-2006 show 33 killed and 684 injured.
More pedestrians killed
While 32 pedestrians were killed in 2005, the figures for 2006 show 35 killed. The figures for the ten-year period 1997-2006 show that 37 pedestrians were killed on average each year.
Fewer moped accidents
Three people were killed in moped accidents last year, compared with four people killed in 2005. The average figures for 1997-2006 show seven killed in moped accidents.
Road traffic accidents in Nordic countries
Comparative figures show that Norway had five injuries per 100 000 inhabitants in 2006. Similar figures for Sweden show five, Denmark and Finland show six 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 1997-2006
- Table 2 Persons killed or injured, by road-user and degree of injury. 1997-2006
- Table 3 Persons killed or injured, by road-user and sex. 1997-2006
- Table 4 Persons killed or injured, by group of age and degree of injury. 1997-2006
- Table 5 Persons killed or injured, by road-user and age. 2006
- Table 6 Persons killed or injured, by road-user, police district and county. 2006
- Table 7 Persons killed or injured, by age, police district and county. 2006
- Table 8 Persons killed or injured in road traffic accidents, by group of road-user and group of accidents. 2006
- Table 9 Cyclists killed or injured, by age, sex and protection. 2006
- Table 10 Persons killed in road traffic accidents in the Nordic countries per 100 000 of the population. 1997-2006