The Ministry of Transport is working on new laws which will facilitate collecting fines for driving infractions.
Drivers who fail to remove their winter tires for the spring face fines of ISK 20,000 per tire; drivers who do not use a hands-free device to talk on their phones will be fined ISK 40,000.
Only 0.1 percent of Icelandic roads rated in the top category for safety in a recent study carried out by EuroRAP.
A new proposal put forth by the city would see the busy Miklabraut highway turned into an underground traffic tunnel.
Fatal and serious traffic accidents in the first ten months of this year were fewer than during the same period in recent years.
The Ring Road has been reopened to traffic at Holtavörðuheiði, Northwest Iceland, following a heavy snowstorm which trapped seven trucks and their drivers overnight.
In total about 83 percent of Reykjavík residents drive to work, while less than 25 percent use public transportation, according to a recent Eurostat report.
Around one quarter of fines charged for speeding past traffic enforcement cameras are not collected, Vísir reports.
The temporary bridge over Steinavötn river will be opened for all traffic at noon today according to the Icelandic Road Administration.
Ring Road One has been reopened in South Iceland and West Iceland following two accidents between 7 and 8 am this morning.
Traffic on Ring Road One, the road circling Iceland, has never been measured heavier than this past July.
A potentially serious pollution accident was narrowly avoided today, as an oil truck carrying 3000 liters of diesel flipped over on a bridge in Northern Iceland.
With almost 500 people ticketed each year for using their phones while driving, some say that current fines are too low to make an impact.
Vehicles designed for more than eight passengers, as well as specially equipped mountain trucks, will be prohibited from driving in certain parts of downtown Reykjavík, beginning June 1.
Damage has been caused to woodland this winter by visitors to Brúará river, since the waterfall Brúarfoss gained sudden and unprecedented internet fame.
Health officials in the Reykjavík metropolitan area have issued a statement asking people to refrain from driving in Heiðmörk.
The number of foreign tourists injured in traffic in Iceland last year was 223, according to new figures from the Icelandic Transport Authority.
Representatives of the majority and the Progressive Party in the environment and planning board of the City of Reykjavík would like to look into the possibility of assessing a fee for the use of studded car tires.