997 lost their driving licenses last year

In 2022, the Swedish Transport Agency revoked fewer driving licenses than in previous years. A total of 997 people had their driving licenses revoked in Västerbotten in 2022 - a decrease of ten percent compared to 2021.

997 people lost their driving license in Västerbotten in 2022.

997 people lost their driving license in Västerbotten in 2022.

Foto: Kallestad, Gorm

Västerbottens län2023-02-01 15:30

In 2021, 1,113 driving licenses were revoked in Västerbotten, a number that has now dropped to 997, writes Västerbottens-Kuriren.

The last time it was below 1,000 was in 2018 when 992 drivers' licenses were revoked.

The most common reason for a driver's license to be revoked is due to what is categorized as a "significant violation", such as speeding, running red lights or driving too close to other vehicles.

The second most common reason was for medical circumstanes. Drunk driving, or driving under the influence of drugs, is the third most common reason for revoked driving licenses in Västerbotten – these offences accounted for 160 of 997 revocations last year.

In Sweden, a total of 35,227 driving licenses were withdrawn in 2022, which is a decrease of 15 percent compared to the year before.

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2018: 992

2019: 1,036

2020: 1,129

2021: 1,113

2022: 997