Norwegian road safety initiatives

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when organised road safety work started in Norway, but in 1968 the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) began to receive information from the police about all accidents with personal injury. As soon as it was possible, exact geographical information was obtained for all accidents on the public road network. Accident clusters were identified and studied, and correctional measures were adopted. This, we believe, provided the impetus for the reduction of fatal accidents from 1970 (figure 1).