Year

Goals/Targets

1971*

Keep the number of fatalities at the same level as  in 1971, i.e. no more than 1 200 fatalities in 1977.

Reduce the number of fatalities by 20 %; i.e. no more than 1 000 fatalities in 1977.

Reduce the number of fatalities by 40 %; i.e.no more than 750 fatalities in 1977.

Reduce the number of fatalities by 60 %; i.e. no more than 500 fatalities in 1977.

1982

The total number of people killed and injured in traffic should steadily decline.

The risk of being killed or injured in traffic should be steadily reduced for all categories of road users.

The risk of being killed or injured in traffic should be reduced to a greater extent for vulnerable road users than for protected road users. Particular attention should be paid to the problems faced by children.

1989

A 25 % reduction in fatalities from the base year 1988, i.e. no more than 600 fatalities in 2000.

1996**

No more than 400 fatalities in 2000.

1997

Nobody should be killed or seriously injured as a result of a traffic accident (Vision Zero), and the design and the functioning of the road transport system should be adapted to the requirements resulting from this ruling.

1998

A 50 % reduction from 1996 year level, i.e. no more than 270 fatalities in 2007.


*Not adopted by the Swedish Government or Parliament
** Adopted by the Swedish Government, but not the Swedish Parliament
Table 1: Proposed and adopted goals/targets in Sweden.