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Sharp rise in Swedish road deaths

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Sharp rise in Swedish road deaths
16:19 CET+01:00
A total of 470 people died on Sweden's roads in 2007 - some 40 more than the year before. An ongoing zero tolerance campaign has the target of reducing that sum to 270.

On Wednesday the Swedish Road Administration will hold a press conference to explain the rise and the changes in the ten years since the zero tolerance decision was taken.

A year ago, the Swedish Road Administration warned that the number of fatal accidents involving mopeds and motorcycles was rising dramatically. One of the last accidents in 2007 happened in Gotland on New Year's Eve when a motorcyclist died in a collision with a car.

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