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Old December 21st, 2012, 01:24 PM   #1941
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50 million NOK is nothing when it comes to road construction. If they decide to widen it later it will obviously cost more since machines have to be brought out again.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 06:03 PM   #1942
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50 million NOK is nothing when it comes to road construction. If they decide to widen it later it will obviously cost more since machines have to be brought out again.
Yes, and land acquisition might turn out to be a problem.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 04:08 AM   #1943
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... Not to mention traffic going straight through the construction site.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 01:01 PM   #1944
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fewer traffic fatalities in 2012

Norwegian traffic fatalities were at a record low in 2012, Vegvesen reports. Just 154 people were killed on the Norwegian roads, 14 less than in 2011, which continues the downward trend of traffic fatalities. The amount of traffic fatalities is the lowest since 1950. There were no traffic fatalities at all in Finnmark, the first time a county recorded not a single traffic fatality since 1939.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:25 PM   #1945
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Norwegian traffic fatalities were at a record low in 2012, Vegvesen reports. Just 154 people were killed on the Norwegian roads, 14 less than in 2011, which continues the downward trend of traffic fatalities. The amount of traffic fatalities is the lowest since 1950.
Compare that to the 560 who died in the peak year of 1970, a time when there was far less traffic. It really shows how much safer cars and roads have become.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #1946
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It really shows how much safer cars and roads have become.
... And how much better tires are, how much less people drink before they drive, how much lower speed limits are on "dangerous roads", how much more intensive Drivers education is, how much harder it is to modify cars etc.

The road and the cars are hardly the only thing that have changed.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 09:48 PM   #1947
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Is there a overview map that shows Norway's roads with a different color for each speed limit? I would be interested in obtaining/purchasing such a map.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #1948
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Is there a overview map that shows Norway's roads with a different color for each speed limit? I would be interested in obtaining/purchasing such a map.
Here is a electronic map: http://vegvesen.avinet.no/default.aspx?gui=1&lang=1#

Just check the boxes with whatever info you want to show to the left. You have to zoom in a little bit before this info gets visible on the map.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 08:12 AM   #1949
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The service doesn't seem to be correct nor updated. I'm kind of intrigued by the way they've already chosen a color for 110 km/h. I want to see where they would've placed it if they could
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Old January 5th, 2013, 11:16 AM   #1950
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The road and the cars are hardly the only thing that have changed.
Wrong. A 50 km/h head-on colision in 1970's car with a wall would end up deadly whereas in modern car it would end with some bruises only. Not to mention ABS, ESP, far better tires etc. which have prevented numerous accidents, many of them even deadly.
And roads have changed, especially many intersections that were redesigned for improved visibility and safety.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 02:12 PM   #1951
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Wrong. A 50 km/h head-on colision in 1970's car with a wall would end up deadly whereas in modern car it would end with some bruises only.
Eh, you say I'm wrong in saying cars and roads is not the only thing that have changed ...
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Not to mention ABS, ESP, far better tires etc. which have prevented numerous accidents, many of them even deadly.
And roads have changed, especially many intersections that were redesigned for improved visibility and safety.
Yet you here give a example (the same example I already gave) of another thing besides cars and roads that have changed.

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 10:51 AM   #1952
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Cheese Fire Gone Out

Norway has finally got control over the fire of 27 tons of goat cheese, which was active for five days. The fire took place on the Brattli tunnel on the road 827 in the northern Norway. The tunnel is expected to remain closed for several weeks for cleaning, inspection and repair.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...004030955.html

https://maps.google.fi/?ll=68.129709...0.87,,0,-10.19
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 11:03 AM   #1953
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That's a lot of cheese!

Luckily I already have some in my fridge, so I won't run out...
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Old January 27th, 2013, 02:06 PM   #1954
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Is it already known when the tolls at the Bømlafjord Tunnel will be lifted? Some sources say 2012/2013.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 02:41 PM   #1955
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1. April this year.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 03:03 PM   #1956
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I found this article where it says 30 April 2013.

http://www.bt.no/nyheter/okonomi/Her...r-2828352.html
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Old January 27th, 2013, 04:12 PM   #1957
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Ok i remembered wrong....
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Old January 27th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #1958
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The reason I started searching "april 2013" was because I thought 1 April was a joke
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Old February 1st, 2013, 06:42 PM   #1959
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Moose statistics;

Each year, 1300 moose get killed after a traffic collision on Norwegian roads. In addition, 650 moose are run over by trains annually. Approximately 13 000 moose were killed in road traffic in the past 10 years. Most moose were killed in Nord-Trøndelag, Nordland and Hedmark. An additional 35 000 moose are killed by hunters each year. The amount of moose in Norway is approximately 120 000.

Moose are very large animals and a collision with a car usually results in the car being totaled.

http://www.vegvesen.no/Om+Statens+ve...Vis?key=426226
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Old February 4th, 2013, 02:30 PM   #1960
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Ouch. That sounds painful.
Don't the roads have any barriers to prevent these animals from entering?
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