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David Figueroa

Sweden continues positive Vision Zero trend in 2017

According to the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) the main reasons for the continued drop in traffic deaths are reduced speed limits better adapted to existing road designs, safer cars and, in urban areas, separating and protecting pedestrians and cyclists from auto traffic. Targets and efforts towards Vision Zero (no deaths or major injuries in traffic) in Sweden have consistently aligned to reduce the number of crash deaths, the number now less than half of what it was 20 years ago (550 deaths in 1998).