Helsinki recently recorded zero pedestrian fatalities in 2019, attributed to the city’s efficient safety regulations and priorities. Here, Jussi Yli-Seppälä, Transport System Unit of the City of Helsinki, explains how the Finnish capital reached this important milestone
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Precise statistics on accidents have been kept since 1960, and during this time there have been no years in which there were zero pedestrian lives lost in traffic.
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