Three new signs are being introduced on the roads.
Three new signs are being introduced on the roads. Credit: Transportstyrelsen.

New road signs aim to help non-Swedish speakers

2:38 min

If you're driving around, you might start to notice new road signs popping up around the country.

For instance, a white panel that looks like a clockface, with "24 tim" (the Swedish abbreviation for 24 hours), written inside will indicate where you can get a bite to eat any time of day or night, instead of using only the Swedish word "nattöppet" as has been the case.

Another sign relies only on an image of a car flipped on its side to indicate if an accident is ahead, instead of using Swedish or English words. 

Niclas Nilsson, an advisor in road traffic legislation, tells Radio Sweden more about the new signs, when they could come in handy, and what role the UN plays.

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