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Driver critical – must not drive with studded tires

During the recent halkkaos, it has been difficult in several parts of the traffic. According to the agreement, the city of Stockholm has signed with various contractors regarding the school transport and transport of passengers, not the vehicles be equipped with studded tires for environmental reasons. Hassan works as a chauffeur on the Samtrans and on behalf of the city he is driving a school transport and passenger transport in Stockholm, including the students who sit in a wheelchair and going to school. He and several colleagues are critical to that studded tires may not be used.

– It is not favorable to run without studded tires. Last week I could only work two days and even bärgningsbilen had to come and help me. We work with people who need help. Those sitting in the office do not know how the reality on the roads look out. Colleagues from several different companies think it is a disaster. There are many who have stuck with their vehicles and that is a problem for the whole corps, " he says.

more of the vehicles is rear-wheel drive and that it, in combination with the slippery road conditions, many times making it impossible to drive without studded tires. He also argues that several of the passengers he transported had been critical of the current situation.

" They are not satisfied. They have sympathies for that we need to have studded tires. When the car just slips, we become delayed, in addition, it is dangerous for both of us, passengers and other road users, " he says.

One of the parents DN has talked to are worried to let his son go school transport and find it difficult to understand that the environment is given priority at the expense of road safety. He had a nice set up with the name, but because his son has one and the same driver he does not want to run the risk that the driver are affected negatively in connection with the publication.

" I have a hard time buying that argument. The marginal environmental impact doesn't matter so much. You shall not compromising on road safety for the environment. As a family member, it becomes a great deal of doubt whether I should send off my son at it this way, " he says.

can work well in some cases but not in this context.

Had it been a normal taxi, it had had better conditions to run dubbfritt. But this is rear-wheel drive vehicles. There is a difference.

Dubbdäcksförbudet how it is when cars get stuck in the ice, mean drivers. Photo: Magnus Hallgren

Eric Steijer is the marketing manager at Samtrans. He believes that the company does not have any opportunities to upset the rules to which the city of Stockholm and the company has agreed.

– the city of Stockholm and a number of other municipalities have bid to run the dubbfritt. We will not pass by. The drivers receive to do is to adjust the speed according to the conditions, " he says.

operations manager for those on the serviceförvaltningen, the management together with the management of the environment designed and procured the various agreements. She says that the vehicles that roll shall comply with the Stockholm city transportation requirements and mean that a cause of that the vehicles are not allowed to have studded tires is that some of the streets have dubbdäcksförbud. She also believes that there are different opinions about what type of winter tires is the best.

– In some of the bow it is better with studded tires, in other cases with the stud. I'm not going to speculate on what tires are best, there are experts that can do, " she says.

" Yes, absolutely, as it is. But it is the contractors ' obligation to make the vehicle as safe as possible. Is it so that Samtrans believes that a person lives in a place where help is needed in order to arrive, you can use snow chain in the world.

" I find it difficult to respond to it. There are no tests that show whether a studded tires are the best or if a dubbfritt winter tires are better. Had it been my child I would not be able to say that I felt safer with studded tires. My advice is to talk with the driver and the supplier of his concern. Because it's all about how to front of their vehicle, " says Liselothe Engelgren.

Note: Hassan really called something else. He is afraid of retaliation from their employer and therefore do not want to set up with their real names.

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