Driving in Sweden
Road rules of Sweden
We have put together some key Swedish road rules to help awareness of different driving laws in foreign countries.
These rules are to be used as a guide, please be aware that rules are subject to change and are correct as of November 2014. Please ask your Avis representative if any queries arise.
Please ask your Avis representative about toll charges and road charges before leaving the Avis car hire location and whether snow tyres or chains are needed.
Take a look at our Sweden location page for ideas, travelling tips and booking information.
Which Side of the Road?
In Sweden, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- It is not permitted to use a mobile phone or GPS in any manner that could be deemed detrimental to driving.
- Please be aware of animals such as Moose and Deer when driving.
- Note: There is a Congestion charge in Stockholm and Goteborg/Gothenburg.
- When driving in Sweden, your headlights must always be switched on and on dipped beam, even in daytime.
Speed limits between 18mph (30 km/h) and 74mph (120 km/h) are operative in Sweden.
Swedish speed limits are determined by the quality of road service. Please use road signs to indicate the correct speed.
On many roads speed cameras are installed to remind motorists not to exceed the speed limit. If you do and are stopped by the police, you will have to pay a fine. You may even lose your licence if you are caught speeding.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt.
- Children under 15 and less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size.
- A child must never sit in aseat in which the car is fitted with an active airbag.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
Compulsory Equipment in your Avis rental car
- Winter tires between 1st Decemberand 31st March
- All vehicles must have Anti-Freeze in the vehicle windscreen fluid
- Fire Department
- European Emergency Number