Speed limits: The speed limit generally applying inside built-up areas is 50 km/h, outside built-up areas 90 km/h. On motorways, the speed limit is 110 km/h. Drivers are otherwise expected to stay within the speed limits indicated on road signs.
Permitted level of alcohol: 0,2 promille. The penalty is severe for a higher level of alcohol in the blood.
Petrol and diesel: Petrol and diesel prices vary between 14 and 15 SEK (July 2013). In addition to manned filling stations providing services, there are numerous unmanned stations that stay open round the clock, accepting Swedish kronor notes (100 kronor notes, some stations also accept 20 and 50 kronor notes) and international credit cards. At manned stations you can pay automatically, or at a cashier (pumps marked "Kassa").
Seat belts: You must always use your seatbelt, even in the back-seat and on buses.
Lights: Dimmed headlights shall be on 24 hours a day.
Average temperatures in the region of Skåne:
April + 5° C ( 42 F )
June + 14° C ( 58 F )
Aug + 16° C ( 61 F )
Dec + 1° C ( 34 F )
all year + 7° C ( 46 F )
April 36 mm (1.4 in.)
June 58 mm (2.3 in.)
Aug 74 mm (2.9 in.)
Dec 74 mm (2.9 in.)
all year 701 mm (27.6 in.)
Major credit cards are accepted at most places and ATMs are availible in city centers.
Healthcare (for emergencies dial 112)
Folktandvården, Gasverksgatan 22, 0431-58 30 00
Dentist-on-duty, tel 1177 (Patient information line)
Ängelholms Sjukhus, Södra vägen, 0431-810 00
Information 24 hrs, tel 1177 (Patient information line)
Foto: Jessica Ida Nilsson
Police (for emergencies dial 112)
Polishuset, Polisgatan 2, 0431-114 14
Posten info line 020-23 22 21
Business postcenter, Industrigatan 6, 0431-41 80 30
ICA-stores also provide mail-services
On weekdays, shops usually stay open 10am - 6pm, on Saturdays 10am - 2pm (some are open until 4pm).
Department stores and grocer´s stay open longer, and all days of the week.
On days before public holidays, all shops shut early.
Sidan uppdaterad den 2 augusti 2013.