Record low number of fatalities in road traffic 2017

The number of fatalities in Sweden in 2017 is the lowest in modern times. During the year, 254 people died, which is a decrease of 16 people since the previous year.

Most of those who died in road traffic were passengers or drivers in cars, 136 people. 36 were walking and hit by a vehicle, 35 were motorcycle drivers and 24 were cyclists. Still, more actions are needed to reach a sustinable mobility system.

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open innovation arena where researchers and expertise work together to create safe mobility. Our traffic safety approach covers people, vehicles and the infrastructure – and together we contribute to safer road transports and smarter, more sustainable cities.

Contact information


Lindholmspiren 3A
SE-417 56 Göteborg

 +46 31-772 21 06
 safer [at]