Home to the World?s Safest Roads

How much better for the health of drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians would it be if all the roads around the world were safer? If we are to even move in that direction, the global community would do well to pay attention to Sweden.

Why Sweden? Sweden is home, on average, to the world’s safest roads. Even with treacherous winter conditions in much of the country, Sweden’s policies on road safety have resulted in measurable change in the effort to make the country?s roads safer. In fact, driving in Sweden involves just over one-quarter the risk of driving in the United States.

Beginning in October 1997, through the intelligent application of road safety measures on a nationwide level, Sweden launched its