In Sweden, traffic drives on the right and drivers give way to the right. National speed limits are 110kph (68mph), 90kph (56mph) or 70kph (43mph), depending on road and traffic density. Speed limits inside built-up areas are 50kph (31mph) or 30kph (19mph) in school areas. The minimum driving age is 18 years for car drivers and 17 years for motorcyclists. The use of dipped headlights is compulsory in the daytime for cars and motorcycles, as are crash helmets for motorcyclists. Drivers must also carry an emergency warning triangle. Studded tyres can only be used from 1 November to the first Monday after the Easter holiday. The road quality is generally very high.
A national driving licence and vehicle registration documents must be carried at all times. The Swedish authorities do not require drivers to carry a Green Card but it is advisable, as it tops up the level of cover provided to that of the driver's domestic policy.
Motormännens Riksforbund, the Swedish automobile association, can provide further information (tel: (08) 690 3800; www.motormannen.se). Assistancekåren (tel: (08) 627 5757; www.assistancekaren.se) provides a 24-hour breakdown service for motorists in Sweden.