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Here's what you'll need to know when driving in Sweden. The drink-drive limit is 20mg in Sweden compared with 80mg in the UK. Dipped headlights must be used at all times, too.

Road deaths per 100,000 of population. UK average 3.1 (2010):
β€’2.8 per 100,000 of population

Minimum age for drivers
β€’18

Maximum speed limit

Motorways:
β€’110kph/68mph
Open roads:
β€’90kph/56mph
Urban areas:
β€’50kph/31mph

Alcohol limit per 100ml of blood
β€’20mg

Equipment required in car
β€’Appropriate seat restraints for any children under seven years of age
β€’Headlamp converters. These are stickers on your headlight, which prevent oncoming motorists being dazzled by UK-configured headlamps

Documentation to be carried
β€’Full British licence (if it's not a photo version, you'll need another form of photographic ID, such as a passport)
β€’Motor insurance policy
β€’Original registration document or hire-car paperwork

Exterior markings
β€’A GB sticker on the back of the vehicle

General requirements
β€’Seatbelts must be worn by all vehicle occupants

On the spot fines issued
β€’Yes, but police are not authorised to collect fines. Payment instructions will be on the penalty notice

Radar detectors
β€’Forbidden

This information is intended as a guide to driving in the aforementioned country, but is not intended as legal advice. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure they follow national driving laws.