Swedish Transport Association proposes measures to clampdown on truck speeding

You can read this article in 2 minutes

After its own survey suggested that 70% of truck drivers in Sweden break the speed limit, the Swedish Transport Administration has proposed measures to clampdown on speeding.

Swedish Transport Association proposes measures to clampdown on truck speeding
Photo: Jorchr, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

According to the plan, from 2023 the reporting of speeding violations will be mandatory a requirement in all procurement contracts.

Two pilot projects have already been launched to test how the requirement works in practice. Major players involved in the initiative are Arla, ICA, Coop, PostNord and DB Schenker.

Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, CEO of Byggföretagen, an employer’s association for truck drivers, says that speeding is often a result of time pressure. She adds that staying within the speed limits saves lives and cuts emissions:

Time pressure not only risks safe driving, it also risks accidents in connection with loading and unloading at construction sites. Limiting speeds saves lives, reduces fuel costs and gives out less emissions.

Maria Krafft, traffic safety director at the Swedish Transport Administration, says that it is important the organisation keeps its house clean. The plan is for the Swedish Transport Association, as well as the major players referred to above, to use their combined influence to reduce truck speeding in the country.


Photo: Jorchr, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Trending articles
Trending articles