"Easter is at the door and högtidshelgen is one of the year's most intense in traffic, with longer journey times and higher risk of accident as a result."
"– To keep the speed down can save lives, says Joanna Ljunggren of the Swedish transport administration."
"Many of us who travel the length and breadth of Sweden to celebrate easter with near and dear ones, with the congestion in traffic as a result. Especially during maundy Thursday and easter Monday."
"Högtidshelgen is also one of the most accident-prone during the year."
"– unfortunately, We can clearly see that the passover is a very unfortunate weekend in traffic. Last year, eight persons died and over 200 people were injured, " says Joanna Ljunggren, presskommunikatör at the Dmv."
"People who drive faster than what is allowed and dangerous overtaking are the two major contributing causes to the accidents on the roads."
" Half of the road users drive faster than the permitted speed, despite the fact that you don't win so much time on it. If you drive 80 kilometres an hour instead of 90 so you lose a max of 50 seconds per mile, " says Joanna Ljunggren."
"At the particularly accident-prone stretches put measures in. The E4 between Gävle and Tönnebro, which has a high load on the basis of vacationers to and from the mountains, ban on overtaking in the northbound direction during the maundy Thursday. On easter Monday, get the same stretch ban on overtaking in the southbound direction."
"In Jönköping is a popular motormässa, which affects the traffic in the whole city and of the passers-by on the E4."
"– Where we will, in cooperation with the police to put into action in order to keep down the speed, " says Joanna Ljunggren."
"Other roads where traffic is expected to be intense is the E20 between Stockholm and Gothenburg, the E4 between Stockholm and Sundsvall, E22 between Norrköping and Kalmar as well as the national roads in the mountain regions."
"Mild weather – cold nights"
"The late easter and mild weather that is to be expected in many places need not be a guarantee of a good standards, according to the Swedish meteorological and hydrological institute."
" We are still nights where the temperature drops a lot. In parts of Norrland and the inner parts of Götaland and Svealand, it may be zero degrees, in some cases, freezing temperatures, " said Marcus Sjöstedt, meteorologist at SMHI."
"The dry air makes, however, that the risk of frost on the roads is not so great."
"– You should always be careful when the temperature goes down towards freezing, but the risk of frost is not whopping in years, " said Marcus Sjöstedt."
"the Number of deaths and injuries from maundy Thursday to easter Monday the last five years."
"in 2014: 2 dead, 205 injured"
"in 2015: 1 dead, 190 injured"
"2016: 1 dead, 186 injured"
"in 2017: 5 dead, 193 wounded"
"2018: 8 dead, 207 injured"
"Source: The transport agency"
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"RV83u002F84 fjällvägen: Gävle, Sweden, and the town of Funäsdalen, Norway"
"RV26 Removed, Halmstad and Jönköping, Västra Götaland, Värmland, The valleys"
"the E16 and RV 69 Gävle–Dalarna"
"make sure that everyone uses the seat belt."
"Keep the speed and the distance."
"Choose alternative means of transportation in bad weather."
"Begin the journey in good time."
"don't Take always the shortest route but the safest. Maps of mötesfria roads are available at the dmv.see."
"do not Use your mobile phone when you are driving and do not drive drunk. It is both dangerous and illegal."