§ Lord Jenkins of Putney
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What are the road speed limits in Norway and Sweden; and how do the road death and accident rates in those countries compare with those in the United Kingdom.121WA
§ Lord Lucas of Chilworth
Road speed limits for Norway and Sweden are as follows:
NORWAY MPH Built up areas (dependent on area) 19, 31 and 37 Non built up areas 50 Motorways 56 SWEDEN MPH Built up areas 31 Minor roads 43 Good quality roads 56 Motorways and some good quality roads 68
The only available figures for road deaths or accident rates in the three countries which are on a comparable basis are those set out below. These figures are taken from RAGB 1982, a copy of which is available in the Library.
Road Deaths per 100,000 population Road Deaths per 10,000 motor vehicles CarUser deaths per 100 million vehicle kms Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 population Norway 8 2.1 1.1 2.1 Sweden 9 2.5 1.0 1.6 United Kingdom 11 3.1 l.0(') 3.5 (') Figure relates to Great Britain.