"Sweden has an explicit vision zero: no one should die in traffic. "
"Despite this, the number of aclohol more than halved in the last few years."
" It is alarming. They have been forgotten, " says Maria Lönegård, responsible for the police's road work at the strategic level. "
"Each year, approximately 80 people in traffic as a result of alcohol or drugs. It means at least one person a week. "
"at the same time, the police have reduced their aclohol with more than 64 percent in the past decade, according to The helnykterhetsförbunds, MHF, latest statistics. In just over ten years have alkoholtesterna in traffic decreased from 2.6 million to under 1 million per year."
" We are not as sharp as we previously had been. If you have a pathological effect in the basis then there is no latch to put in the car, " says Samuel Sköldö, programme officer at the police trafiksektion that has been considered for over 40 years. "
"In connection with the major reorganisation within the police department, 2015 the idea was that there would be some special teams and trafikpoliserna would now be included in the intervention and crime prevention activities. "
"– There is a sharp decline of the utandningsprover, for there are no dedicated police officers who work with it anymore. But we will make it when there is time and we do not go to urgent uttryckningar. We do not have the time to work with the prevention brottsarbetet. We do not have the time to work with the traffic, " says Hans Nilsson, police sergeant and acting squad leader in the operational traffic police in Stockholm. "
"the Alarm: ”We'll see you for a bit”"
"Jenny Hasselberg, 32, lost his sister Johanna Hasselberg in a road accident in may 2017. The offender, her sister's boyfriend, had 2,11 per mille in the blood, and had previously been convicted twelve times when he had run alcohol. Jenny believes in the ignition interlock device in all future cars. "
" the Figure is scary but I am not surprised. I am so grateful and have such respect for all within the police service but when you have in writing that the checks are halved so it is time that the red light starts to blink, " says Jenny Hasselberg."
"– for Example, other than just the police to perform the checks, but that requires that the law be changed. And even more nykterhetsbommar for traffic in Sweden. I don't want any family should have to go through what we have done because of alcohol and drugs in traffic."
"In 25 years, the number of traffic police in Sweden has reduced from 1 250 to around 200. After the reorganization was the police also had to reduce its local presence, which creates a huge frustration, says Hans Nilsson in Stockholm. "
"At the beginning of the 90's in Stockholm county, there were approximately 130 traffic police in external service, today they are about 35 working in external services. "
" We are too few police officers and is visible for a little out there in society. Since the reorganization, we have lost the local monitoring. We also see that rattfylleriet has gone down in the ages, and that there are more young girls who go rattfulla in Stockholm."
"Explanation: the ”Forgotten”"
"Polisledningens explanation for the sharp decrease in the nykterhetskontrollerna is to work with the refugee reception and terrorist threats have taken considerable resources – and that road safety is ”forgotten”. "
"– We need to increase our efforts in road safety, it is alarming that the tests have halved. It has been the focus on other things, and then there have been prioritised down. Now it is for the get action for road safety, it is not good. We need to increase our efforts, the police authority's management is also agreed that the stakes for road safety will increase, says Maria Lönegård, responsible for the police's road work at the strategic level. "
"Aftonbladet have also searched the national police commissioner Anders Thornberg, who declines an interview."
"”the Pure miracle that no one was hurt”"
"Lars Lewerth, 64, drove thousands of miles while drunk, to and with with her daughter in the car. For years he drank beer, completely open behind the wheel without being found out. Since 1990 he is sober and working since 20 years back to stop the ungdomsrattfylleri."
" I thought that I drove better drunk. As addicts, are you sick, I drank away my anxiety. There is no logic in this when you sit down the drunk in a car, I drank alcohol when I sat behind the wheel. There is no consistency or risktagartänk at all. It is pure miracle that no one was hurt, " says Lars Lewerth."
"– the Swedish transport administration does not take their responsibility for preventive efforts, as they did at the beginning of the 2000s with their work ”Don't drink and drive”."
"Source: national council for Crime prevention"
"the Limit of driving under the influence of normalgraden 0.2 per mille alcohol in the blood. For that you can be sentenced to a fine or imprisonment not exceeding six months. For serious drink-driving limit is at least 1.0 per mille of alcohol in the blood and you can be sentenced to a maximum of 2 years imprisonment."