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.

The launch of EuroRAP Star rating results in Iceland reveal only 25% of Iceland’s roads have a 3 star or more rating. The Star Rating results of FÍB (Icelandic Automobile Association) and EuroRAP’s assessment on 4,200 kilometres of Icelandic road network were announced Tuesday 20 March 2018 at Harpa (Reykjavik, Iceland).

According to EuroRAP’s star rating assessment, only 25% of Icelandic roads have three stars or more.
For every single star that is upgraded, it has been shown that the crash costs reduce by half. In the period 2013-2017, 69 were fatally injured and 936 were seriously injured.

Click here for more information on the Launch of of EurRAP Star Rating results in Iceland

Click here to view the 2018 Star Rating Report – Iceland

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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