European Road Safety Charter
Good Practice

Prevent drug driving

  1. Magyar
  2. Svenska

Prevent drug driving

Please describe the main road safety challenges/problems you have addressed or are addressing. 
Drug driving is one of the growing problems in road traffic. The police in Sweden need to be able to control drivers more effectively when it comes to impaired driving, for example cannabis and amphetamines.

Project activities

If you work together with external partners, list the most important partners and briefly describe their role. 
The Swedish Transport Administration. Collaboration as part of the "Action plan for safe road traffic" in Sweden
Please describe the project activities you carried/are carrying out and the time period over which these were implemented. 
On-site drug tests in road traffic MHF has expanded its work on the drug driving problem over the past seven years. We are working to change the legislation so that the police are authorized to perform drug tests with instruments on drivers, even if there is no previous suspicion. Now a commission of inquiry on traffic controls has proposed just this and we are waiting for a political decision on the issue. At our initiative, the Swedish Institute for Standards has carried out work to develop a Swedish technical standard regarding rapid tests for drugs (oral fluid tests). MHF's road safety manager is the chairman of the committee, which will complete its work shortly.
List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Thursday, 24 March, 2022