Interview: Zero tolerance for road slaughter

2019-03-03 06:11:01

By Pelle Neroth If a jumbo jet crashed in Europe every three days, killing all its passengers, travellers would demand action. But that’s the rate at which people die on European roads. The World Health Organization predicts that the number of traffic deaths worldwide each year, currently 1.2 million, will increase by 65 per cent by 2020 to make it the third biggest cause of death around the globe. Extensive measures must be taken to make the roads less lethal, and Claes Tingvall, director of traffic safety at Sweden’s National Road Administration,