Photo: Madeleine Blidberg
Photo: Madeleine Blidberg

Company approved buses without driving them

An inspection company located outside the western city of Gothenburg is no longer allowed to inspect buses after Swedish Radio P4 Gothenburg revealed that the company was approving buses without test-driving them.

The Swedish Radio news team said their investigation had shown the practice had gone on for more than a year. The news story prompted a surprise visit to the inspection company's locale from Swedac, the Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment. Their check found that 101 of 240 buses had been approved under faulty pretenses in 2014. Swedac immediately withdrew the right for the company to inspect buses.

A manager for the inspection company told Swedish Radio that the buses weren't test driven because some of the inspectors did not have licenses to drive buses.

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