Sweden

Published 2004.05.20 | Last update 2016.12.31 | €1 = SEK9.56

Sweden has almost ’Gone Norwegian’ as to speeding – but only almost..

The speed limits are higher than in Norway and motor roads have a max speed of 120 km/h.
The common speed limits outside urban areas are 90 km/h.
Note that speed limits may be lowered during winter.

Important numbers :
Limit – km/h 30 50 70 90 110 120
Fine +20km/h €300 €300 €260 €260 €260 €260
Fine +40km/h €430 €430 €430 €430 €430 €430
LICENSE (2 – 8 months) 51 81 101 121 141 151
It is forbidden to carry any instrument that hinders the policework (radar detectors, radar jammers). This will usually be rewarded with a fine of €400, but may also result in dagsböter (daily fines, see below) or even jail (theoretically). A radar jammer is a more serious offence and will often be rewarded with dagsböter.
The active use of a mobile phone may (if you disturb the traffic) cost you €150 and even your license.
Sweden in detail :
€1 = SEK9.56 Violation Fine (SEK) Fine (Euro)
30 km/h + 1-10 km/h 2 000 215
+ 11-15 km/h 2 400 250
+ 16-20 km/h 2 800 293
LICENSE (2-8 months) + 21 km and more/h 3 200 – 4 000 335 – 420
50 km/h + 1-10 km/h 2 000 210
+ 11-15 km/h 2 400 251
+ 16-20 km/h 2 800 293
+ 21-25 km/h 3 200 335
+ 26-30 km/h 3 600 377
LICENSE (2 –  8 months) + 31 km/h and more 4 000 420
70 km/h or more + 1-10 km/h 1 500 160
+ 11-15 km/h 2 000 215
+ 16-20 km/h 2 400 260
+ 21-25 km/h 2 800 300
+ 26-30 km/h 3 200 345
LICENSE (2 months) + 31-35 km/h 3 600 390
LICENSE (2 – 8 months) + 36 km/h and more 4 000 430
With license withdrawal you may be subject to a fine that equals 40-60 dagsböter (daily fine): Dagsböter is dependent on your income, one dagsbot may equal anything between 30 and 100 SEK (3-10 €).
For more info, visit Trafikjuristen (in Swedish).You will find the official numbers at the Swedish Polis (in Swedish).
Fines and reactions may change without any warnings.
Values in Euro are approximate.
There is no penalty points system in Sweden.
There are, however, some rules for repeated offences (in Swedish).

4 Comments

  1. Aleksandr
    2016.04.04 @ 12:56

    Since a few years back, the Swedish traffic department has started phasing out current speed limits and as it looks now, they will look like this in the following years: 30, 40 in urban areas, 60 and 80 outside cities, 100 expressways and the the same 110 and 120 that exists on our highways. Here’s two sources from a newsite and the official site of the traffic department but unfortunately only available in Swedish.

    http://teknikensvarld.se/60-kmh-blir-ny-bashastighet-i-sverige-120234/

    http://www.trafikverket.se/resa-och-trafik/vag/Hastighetsgranser-pa-vag/Nya-hastighetsgranser/

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    • TerjeEnge
      2016.04.17 @ 22:30

      Thank you, Aleksandr .)
      This is interesting and will be included in my info on Sweden.
      Og jeg har ingen problemer med å forstå svensk 🙂

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  2. TerjeEnge
    2015.09.06 @ 13:48

    Thank you, Håkan. This info is now corrected 🙂

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  3. Håkan
    2015.09.03 @ 13:52

    Your comment for Sweden “Strangely, radar-jammers and detectors are not forbidden.” is wrong. There is at least a penalty of 4000 SEK or it could also mean that you go to jail….

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