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DN Opinion. Studded tires saves many lives in traffic

Björn Sandberg writes in a letter to the editor that he would like to ban studded tires south of Sweden (28 march). He has probably never driven a car on the west Coast.

Along the Swedish west coast, with the Skageraks and Productive salt water as the nearest neighbor, occur sometimes a slip where the road looks and seems perfectly dry and clean, but in fact it has a thin crust of ice over themselves. The road conditions will help no-free friction tires, stud snow tires, in the world.

- free friction tires since two seasons back. One can see that this treacherous ice is when the car start sliding sideways on a completely flat and straight road. This year will be the last with-free friction tires, for my part.

Björn Sandberg writes that between 200 and 300 lives could be saved without studded tyres, then the dust from the tires is harmful for human health. However, the use of studded tyres reduces the number of accidents, and, as a result of this die and are damaged less in traffic.

It costs 3 billion to repair roads that wear due to studded tyres. Well, it is expensive to build cheaply. Build right from the start so you get in the end a lower bill.

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