traffic Safety is an interaction between infrastructure, vehicle crashworthiness and users. A powerful and positive developments have occurred in the first two parts; both infrastructure and vehicles have become much safer in recent years. But the road also have a responsibility to follow the rules that apply in road traffic.
It applies, in particular, to maintain the speed. No matter how good the vehicle, the rules and infrastructure than are designed to protect us – so it is sufficient only to a certain limit. The speed limits on different stretches of road are set for a reason. More than 100 people's lives can be saved every year if all keeps the speed.
2018 was a dark year in traffic. 325 people were killed, which is an increase of 72 life compared with the previous year. It shows our preliminary figures.
It should be easy for people to do the right thing in traffic, and the mistake should not lead to serious injury. This means that roads, streets, vehicles, and rules to be adapted and tailored to human capabilities and limitations. We create solutions to protect road users on the road. Example of this is the mötesfria roads, safety or speed cameras, action in built-up areas with roundabouts, speed limits and speed humps.
Companies purchasing freight transport can set procurement requirements on compliance with the regulatory framework when the goods are to be put forward. Now technology built into the vehicle that makes it easy for businesses to automatically follow-up hastighetsefterlevnad.
Vehicles are becoming increasingly safer, and it will have an effect in the long term. The environmental safety promotion with autobroms and other support systems will have a greater impact on the 5-6 years when they are in a major part of the fleet.
In a modern safe car halved all-cause mortality risk compared with the ten-year-old cars. Bilutbytet saves 7 to 9 life per year. Approximately 7-8% of the car fleet is replaced each year. Modern bilbältespåminnare started to be introduced from 2003, but has not yet reached its full potential. In fatal accidents is 40 per cent obältade. The Swedish transport administration basic studies have shown that most of those who died obältade have sat in cars that are made before 2003, and not, therefore, have bilbältespåminnare.
70 percent of the heavy trucks and 55 per cent of passenger cars driving too fast. Measurements show that the taxis drive faster than the regular traffic. Now, something needs to happen.
the vehicles in the transport sector must set a good example! We see an increase of accidents involving heavy trucks have been involved. Measurements show that the proportion of trucks that travel on our roads increased. Although it is unusual for manufactured products is the reason why accidents occur, then the consequence devastating when a car comes over on the wrong side and colliding with a vehicle of 60 tonnes. Hastighetsnivåerna of both passenger cars and trucks is far too high compared with the current rules. And so it has been a good while now.
Companies who buy transport and employers with employees who have traffic as a workplace can make sure that Sweden will get a safer traffic environment.
Companies purchasing freight transport can set procurement requirements on compliance with the regulatory framework when the goods are to be put forward. Now technology built into the vehicle that makes it easy for businesses to automatically follow-up hastighetsefterlevnad. It is the responsibility of companies to ensure that freight is delivered without violating the rules of the road.
We know that when a large enough group adapts its speed, so take the other road after. We expect, therefore, that vehicles in the transport sector to take greater responsibility for not breaking the rules. In the traffic follows the drivers, each other's behavior and, therefore, it is crucial that the vehicles in the transport sector goes ahead. It can have a large impact, and to help keep drivers becomes säkerhetshjältar.
We improve, hone and we don't give up. Much is being done already, and we should do more. We put up more speed camera location data. Up to the year 2020 planning the Swedish transport administration and the Police to annually create approximately 200 new stations with cameras. The Swedish transport administration continues to adjust the speed limits after the road standard, ensures korsningspunkter and create mötesseparering.
the Swedish transport agency works internationally with rules for the technological development of vehicles and technical systems for speed adaptation, change in förarutbildningssystemet to get more safety conscious drivers, and to warn more drivers for minor road traffic offences to counter the trafikfarliga behaviors. It is important steps to save lives.
No one should die or are seriously injured in traffic. Development towards the vision zero is not as fast as before. It needed faster action to save more lives. Now we need to think about. Therefore, we need to be tougher and push harder in the third, limping leg in the 'zero vision' – man. Then, we point in particular at the leadership responsibilities in the transportation industry.
There are good role models. To work for vision zero is to work with sustainable development. There is also money to earn. Companies that run smoothly and quietly has been proven to reduce operating costs by 10-20%. There are companies that market themselves to be outflanked by the other, and there are contracting companies that actually measure the speed of the riders that they hire. Let them show the way. We design the infrastructure and regulatory framework to fix it not for themselves – now, the driver must take their responsibility. Together we are rescuing lives!