Vision Zero is an initiative by the Swedish government with the ambitious goal of eliminating road traffic deaths and serious injuries. In 2021, the number of deaths in traffic in Sweden was below 200 for the first time.
The road traffic safety project Vision Zero has been adopted by numerous countries worldwide and is part of the UN sustainable development goals to reduce global road traffic deaths and injuries.
Now, 25 years after the Swedish government introduced the Vision Zero policy as a new direction for road traffic safety, the number of deaths in traffic in a calendar year has fallen below 200 for the first time, according to new statistics from the Swedish Transport Agency.
Statistics over deaths in traffic in Sweden 2010-2021. Source: Swedish Transport Agency
Vision zero entails innovations, education and collaborations, which has helped decrease deaths and injuries in traffic since it was invented in 1997.