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A tenth of Swedish motorists have inadequate vision

Swedish motorists have been surveyed to understand attitudes towards driving with visual impairment and local legal requirements. Other than for acquiring a driving licence for the first time in Sweden, there is no requirement in the country for motorists to …

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Bus inspection failure levels reducing in Sweden

Approximately one in four large buses submitted for annual inspection in Sweden fail the test, an improvement on recent years. Despite recent years showing a positive development in the continuing roadworthiness of large buses in Sweden, vehicle inspection organisation Bilprovningen …

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Lighting most common cause of MOT failure in Sweden

Swedish vehicle inspection agency reminds motorists of the importance of car lighting for road safety as winter approaches. The group which carries out annual vehicle inspections in Sweden, Bilprovningen, has identified lighting problems as its most common reason for failing …

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High inspection failures for leisure vehicles in Sweden

Motor homes in Sweden suffer high failure rates at annual inspections despite the fleet being relatively new compared to caravans. These days, people in Sweden are showing a preference for motor homes instead of caravans as a vehicle to use …

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One in six Swedish motorists exhibit poor visual acuity

Research in Sweden has shown that one out of every six motorists in the country has vision that falls below the required standard for drivers. A study conducted by vehicle testing organization, Bilprovningen, and Synoptics in Sweden has shown that …

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Nominations open for Swedish traffic safety awards

Sweden’s automobile association and Bilprovningen are inviting nominations for the best road safety projects from individuals and organizations. Each year since 2009, the “Attitude Awards” have been given to companies and individuals who have achieved something tangible in improving safety …

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One in five 3-year-old Swedish cars fails first technical inspection

Sweden test inspection service reports that of all the cars tested in the country during 2013, 45% failed their annual mandatory inspections. Swedish law dictates that all cars undergo a technical safety inspection when they are three years old, followed …

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Tyre audits in Sweden reveal improvements in maintenance over previous years

Sweden’s “Tyre Raid” last week resulted in promising improvements in the levels of tyre care shown by Swedish motorists. The annual “Däck Razzia” tyre safety campaign which takes place in Sweden was concluded for 2014 last week with promising results …

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Tyre safety audits take place this week in Sweden

Sweden’s annual tyre raids take to the roads this week in a campaign to improve tyre safety and energy efficiency in the country. Every year for the last decade, the Swedish authorities have organized “Däck Razzia” or Tyre Raids in …

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About Jonathan Newell

Studied Engineering at Loughborough University and now involved in broadcast and technical journalism. Jonathan is based in London and Almaty.
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Eye tests show 15% of Swedish drivers have vision impairment

Dangerous levels of vision impairment have been found on 15% of Swedish motorists with over half needing some form of eyesight correction. Sweden’s vehicle testing and inspection company Bilprovningen has undertaken a study in conjuction with a local optician company …

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