Iceland

In the context of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, Iceland is in the process of developing a national plan to complement the current national road safety strategy for 2011-2022.

The Icelandic action plan is based on the five pillars of national activities in line with the Global Plan: road safety management, safer roads and mobility, safer vehicles, safer road users, and post crash response, taking into account the specific road safety situation in Iceland.

Félag íslenskra bifreiðaeigenda or FÍB (Icelandic Automobile Association) is a non-profit, non-governmental association.

FÍB was founded 1932 and has been a member of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the worldwide organization of touring clubs and automobile associations. FÍB offers various services for its members and has a strong position as the consumer organisation for Icelandic car owners.

FIB’s mission is to unite automobile owners in an association that watches over their interests and to improve traffic safety and traffic culture.

Iceland is the second largest island in Europe and measures 103,000km2 (39,756 miles2) in area with a population of 320,000. The road network is 12,000km and there are over 170,000 private cars on the island.

  • Active Member: FIB (since 2004)
  • Accredited Supplier: FIB
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Risk Mapping

For the publication of the European Road Safety Atlas, FIB produced crash and traffic flow data for the data period 2001-2008. It enabled an up to date Risk Map for 2006-2008 to be produced which could be compared with a 2003-2005 Risk Map.
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Star Rating

Iceland is the first European country to have Risk Mapped and Star Rated all eligible roads. Road assessment is fully integrated into national policies.

Many countries have adopted Towards Zero Deaths policies. Iceland may be the first to eliminate routine, predictable deaths. Standards of road safety engineering are high in built-up areas. Some 53% of the Icelandic network is “low risk” despite 99% of the network being single carriageway.

Iceland has an intelligent national debate over whether scarce funds are better spent upgrading to dual carriageway on busier sections or upgrading more road to “2+1” carriageway which is equally safe.

FIB operates a road inspection vehicle and are accredited suppliers of iRAP, having undertaken work in Europe, North America and Africa.

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Contact details

Mr. Runólfur Ólafsson | Managing Director | Icelandic Automobile Association
runolfur@fib.is
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