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Hans Thulin

This investigation is part of a larger project with the aim to create amonitoring system for the traffic and traffic safety situation in urbanareas, on the municipal level, based on statistical information and with theprincipal emphasis on vulnerable road users. Within the project, a specialquestionnaire survey, with the focus on the municipal road and streetnetwork, was conducted among the municipalities. The aim of the presentinvestigation has been to merge and utilise the available statistics andinformation in describing and analysing the traffic and traffic safetysituation in municipalities. The results show that the risk of being killedor seriously injured as a road user was least in the suburban municipalities,followed by metropolitan areas and the group large towns. The risk of beingkilled in the other municipalities was 3-4 times that in these three groupsof municipalities. The lower risk applied to both vulnerable road users andmotorists. The background factors for this difference in risk can be relatedto differences in travel, differences in the traffic environment or theinfrastructure, and differences with regard to exposure in the trafficenvironment. 

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