6 april 2011

Drunk drivers in Sweden

 Extenuating judgment
 
1928 a severe crash happend on the stateway beteween Örkelljunga and Åsljunga.
It was an Örkelljunga citizen that crashed into a salesman from Skånes Fagerhult.
At the following court proceedings they said that the Örkelljunga citizen was the cause of the accident but he was not juged for any crime since he had been drinking alcohol and had a hard time stearing.

This is translated exactly the same from Swedish and is a real newsarticle from 1930, guess there was not any laws intended to cars back then. And also as you might know, everyone were alcoholics in Sweden around 1900 seriously they even paid workers with Brännvin > Alcohol instead of money because that was the only thing they needed.


35 kommentarer:

  1. "Officer, I didn't know I was speeding cause I was drunk!"


    Imagine someone trying to pull that off today :D

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  2. There weren't any DUI laws in America either for a while

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  3. So much can happen in a blink of an eye

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  4. Paying workers with alcohol actually sounds like a great initiative to work; people love their alcohol and would do anything for it. I'm glad, though, that we now have laws against drinking and driving. I know some people that have lost lives because of it.

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  5. Wumbo, while that may be true for some, I need my money! And crazy story, I bet there were lots of drunk driving accidents back then

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  6. that is hilarious. sorry i hit you, i've been drinking.

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  7. I've never thought that people drunk so much alcohol in sveden. Nowdays alcohol in sveden is much more expensive then in other parts of europe

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  8. I wonder why people drink anyway, its worse than other things...

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  9. intressant ...intressant...

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  10. Well, back then the maximum speed probably was around 25-35 km/h, not such a big deal when crashing. I think swedish people still a a wierd relation to alcohol (seriously, no offense) if you look at their system with the special stores just for alcohol aka. sytembolaget.

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  11. Hasn't anyone told these people not to drink before they drive? Sheesh.

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  12. hahahahahahaha...only in Sweden :D

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  13. btw. i'm your 100th follower :D

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  14. I wish I could get paid in booze!!!

    Great work!

    Keep it up!

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  15. Nice article. It's more interesting to drive under alcohol.. :)

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  16. Great post! Keep up the good blogging it will eventually pay off!

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  17. This is pretty neat story, thanks for sharing.

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  18. People need to learn to handle their liquor.

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  19. AHhaha, come on, be drunk is funny :)

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  20. Not everyone has the constitution of Charlie sheen ;p

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  21. do you think Lindsay Lohan might has been raised in the 1930´s Sweden? LOL

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  22. hahahahah great news right there.

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  23. I wonder what kind of drinking and driving laws they had back then.

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  24. god, it makes you think

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  25. Ahahahaha, things have changed huh!

    "Oh no officer, I was drunk! It couldn't have been MY fault!"

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  26. I wonder which of our current laws will sound ridiculous in eighty years.

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  27. So, do you still have problems with drunken drivers up there?

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  28. I wouldn't mind getting paid in alcohol on pay days

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  29. What do they eat the alcohol and sell it for houses? How can it be the only thing they need?

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  30. Gosh, it isn't like that anymore is it?

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