Analysis of suicides in road traffic in Sweden 2010-2015

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Kenneth Svensson
Anna-Lena Andersson

Suicides are a major health problem and effects a large part of the population. Besides the personal tragedies, suicides also affect professional working groups and impose costs on society. In Sweden 1500 persons per year die because of suicide. Some use the road system to commit suicide.

In September 2016 the Swedish government presented a new launch of the Vision Zero. The government stated that suicides in the traffic system is a problem that has to be addressed within the traffic safety work. Preventive measures in order to reduce fatalities in road traffic, intentional or accidental, is in line with the Vision Zero.

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