Finnish Transport Safety Agency

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Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of Finland
Annual budget138 million EUR (2017)
Parent department Ministry of Transport and Communications

The Finnish Transport Safety Agency, (Finnish : Liikenteen turvallisuusvirasto, Swedish : Trafiksäkerhetsvärket), shortened to Trafi, was a Finnish government agency responsible for the promotion of safety in the Finnish transport system. [1] It was overseen by the Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications. On 1 January 2019 it was merged with the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority and parts of the Finnish Transport Agency to form the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom. [2]

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  1. " – About Trafi". TraFi. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  2. "Information about us". Traficom. Traficom. Retrieved 7 January 2019.