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Speed Limits Change to Save Lives

Published onsdag 27 augusti 2008 kl 12.29

The Swedish Road Administration introduced the country’s new speed limits on Wednesday in order to reduce the numbers of deaths on Swedish roads.

Around 4000 kilometres of the country’s 8000 kilometre long roads will get new speed limits. Some roads will have the limit raised to 120 km per hour, others will be lowered.

In the future, drivers will see speed limit signs for 40, 60, 80, 100 and 120 km per hour, as well as the ones that exist today.

Ingemar Skogö, general manager of the Swedish Road Administration told Svenska Dagbladet newspaper that they hope the changes help to save 50 lives a year.

Although a total of 1100 kilometres will get higher speed limits, a majority of 2750 kilometres will see lower speed limit signs. The new speed limits come into force on 15th September.

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