Driving around in [[Sweden]] takes you to places outside the big cities. This is a good way to travel if you are interested in seeing some countryside.
The current speed limit is very well marked by signs. The speed limit signs are in km/h. The signs you see are normally 30, 50, 70, 90,
110 and occasionally 120 (there is only one road with a 120km/h limit). Two speed signs on each side of the road mean from this point this is the new speed. One sign on the right means that this is the speed on this road but there is no change in speed .
Since 2001 some new signs have been introduced or have been altered to also indicate the speed limit. These are:
* The Freeway (Motorväg) sign now also means 110km/h.
* The Highspeed road (Motortrafikled) sign indicates
* The new start of village sign means 50km/h.
* The new end of village sign means 70km/h.
The respect for obeying the speed limit is rather poor.
Often, when you driving at the correct speed on a 70 or 90km/h road you will constantly get passed by other cars or be urged to get out of the way to let them pass. On the other hand, speeding on 30 km/h roads is not accepted. If caught, speeding will cost you from 1500 kr (about €160) (1-10 km/h too fast) to 4000 kr (about €430) (36-40 km/h too fast) on 70 km/h or faster roads. Speeding on slower roads
are more expensive.
'''You are obliged by law to have your headlights on at all times, even in the middle of the day'''. Modern Swedish-sold cars always have the lights turned on automatically (unless you actively turn it off), so if you rent a car in Sweden you won't have to worry about it.
These animals are mostly moving at dusk and dawn. While driving along lakes be especially observant as animals go for drinks at the lakes. Also, if driving in the September hunting season, the wild animals might be scared by hunting parties and move around more than usual.
If you hit an animal and it wanders off into the woods wounded, don't forget to mark the spot where it wandered into the forest and call the police
(hitting an animal is not a crime ). Your car should be fitted with a special paper ribbon for this purpose. The purpose for this is to be able to use dogs to hunt down the wounded animal.
===Some useful phrases that might be found on signs===
Do not even think about driving
even after you have drank one beer. The legal limit is .02, only a quarter of that in the United States, Canada , and Britain. Police , at any time, can take blood by force, and if you are over the limit, its automatic jail time.