Norway has for a long time been regarded as one of the leading countries in road safety, with both the accident rate per vehicle km and per inhabitant low by international comparison.
For car occupant protection, Norway is rated in the highest proportion by Euro NCAP with over 62% of new cars sold in 2013 rated with 5-stars. 99% of new cars sold in 2013 were equipped with ESC. Furthermore, over 85% of new cars sold were awarded 4 or 5 stars for child protection.
The EU average for percentage of deaths for children aged 1-14 to be as a result of a road accident is 10%. Norway outperforms this average with the lowest percentage of the ETSC PIN panel of 3.5% (5 deaths in 2013).
Norway experiences the best record in the number of motorcycle deaths of the ETSC PIN panel at 30 deaths per billion km in 2006 and a motorcyclist is 6 times more likely to be killed than a car driver compared to the EU average of 18 times. In 2013 17 motorcyclists were fatally wounded in Norway.
Between 2010 and 2011, the number of fatalities was reduced by 19% (a total reduction of 39 deaths). In 2012 148 people were killed. 2013 was a setback with 170 people killed.
The Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF) has a long history. The federation was established in 1924 and through the years has been recognised as an important organisation in the field of traffic and communications.
Internationally NAF is a member of Fédération Internationale de l´Automobile (FIA).
NAF is a member organisation working both for the individual member and consumers generally.
- Active Member: NAF (since 2003)