One of the biggest causes that leads to accidents is the chauffeur driving too fast. Several speed cameras and speed measurements have been set up in recent years, which are now shown to be highly effective against high speed driving - especially in tunnels. In many places, the high speeds are almost gone.
– The drivers' choice of speed is far better in Norway than in many other countries. We have taken several measures to maintain this, one is the threat of being pulled over by police or get a speeding ticket by the speed cameras, says Johansen.
In addition to speed cameras, attitude campaigns and influence work specifically aimed towards youth have been proved efficient. The figures for youth accidents have been reduced and are considerably better than before. A lot of work from both professionals as well as volunteers has taken place in municipals and counties all over the country. A lot of time and effort has gone in to make young people stop and think about their actions and behavior behind the wheel.
– Important work is being done around the entire country. It’s great to see that it pays off! I also want to add that we probably have the best driving education in the world. I know many perceive it as expensive, but we can also tell that it is worth it, says Johansen.
He says that driving education in Norway emphasis on more than just learning to drive. The students get a combination of knowledge regarding road safety, good attitude in traffic as well as driving a car.