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Sweden best practice in traffic safety

1. March 2016

Austrian delegation on a field-trip in Stockholm

Jörg Leichtfried, Minister for Traffic and Environment in the Province of Styria, visited the royal capital to discuss the Sweden´s Vision Zero strategy for road traffic safety in early March. After exchanging views with the Swedish Infrastructure Minister, Anna Johansson, a visit to the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (TI) in Linköping was high on the agenda. Furthermore, Mr. Leichtfried met the Commissioner for Transport, Deputy Mayor of Stockholm, Kristoffer Tamson, representatives of the Royal Automobile Club. Also a visit to the Commercial Section of the Austrian Embassy was part of the schedule. There Commercial Counsellor Albrecht Zimburg shared inside views with the delegation on how crucial the Swedish mentality is for the success of the Vision Zero strategy. Rounding off his lecture Albrecht Zimburg could report on the excellent progress of Austrian exports to Sweden, which are - among others - based on high tech deliveries to the automotive industry.