A foreign driving licence from any country in the world may be exchanged for a Swedish driving licence without the holder undergoing a driving test if, for example, the holder has been inscribed in a parish register in Sweden. Since the ordinance was promulgated the volume of exchange cases has increased dramatically and their character has changed. A traffic safety problem of principle has thereby materialised, namely, that Swedish driving licences are issued without a guarantee for the recipient's competence as the operator of a vehicle. Data from the Swedish Driving Licence Registry show that holders of licences obtained in exchange for foreign ones have a somewhat higher frequency of driving licence penalties than corresponding groups of holders of Swedish driving licences when the period of possession of the licence has been taken into account. The exchange of foreign driving licences has expanded such that the administrative handling of the foreign driving documents now demands extensive resources and is dominated by the evaluation of their authenticity and validity. This exchange plays no role in furthering international road traffic or in the mobility of people over national borders. Today, as the volume of exchange cases has grown intensely, that which is in principle wrong with this activity is more than before. (Author/TRRL)

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    Liber Distribution Foerlagsorder

    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1990


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  • Accession Number: 00617167
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1990:52
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM