What is Risk 2 in English?
Risk 2 in English (or ‘Halkbana’) is a mandatory part of your Risk education that you must pass in order to get a Swedish driver’s license. The purpose of doing the Risk 2 training is to learn how to best deal with serious and dangerous situations on the road, including when you lose control of your car.
In Scandinavia, road surfaces can often become slippery during the winter and it is highly likely that you will experience a car skidding on the road at some point. At that moment, it’s important that you know how to handle it.
Doing your education with My Driving Academy, your driving instructor will let you know when you are ready to take your Risk 2 education. You can easily book directly in the ‘Mitt Körkort‘ app or on the website. In order to successfully pass Risk 2 in English, you need to be comfortable driving a car and have an understanding of behaviour, road surfaces and how the car works. You will learn this more as you studying your driving theory. Don’t forget you have access to all the theory training you need in our driving app ‘Mitt Körkort’.
Risk 2 is compulsory for all drivers
Risk two is a mandatory course that you must pass before you can attempt your driving exams with the Swedish Transport Administration (Traffikverket). If you’re a driving student of My Driving Academy, we will make sure you are ready and excited to take the course!
Frequently asked questions about the slippery road
Is it dangerous, scary, fun or difficult? It’s totally normal to have a lot of questions flying around your head leading up to the Risk 2 course. Perhaps you’ve even heard rumours about what the slippery road is like? Don’t panic, friend. Skipping on the road is completely safe and controlled and is done together with specially approved trainers.
The Risk 2 in English course takes approximately 3 – 4 hours.
Do I need to have a driver’s license permit (körkortstillstånd)?
No, you do not need a körkortstillstånd (driver’s permit) in order to do Risk 2. You also don’t need to have passed Risk 1 before doing Risk 2 – you can complete these in any order, although we do recommend you do Risk 1 before Risk 2.
Can I do Risk 2 with a friend?
Risk 2 is usually run in small groups. If you and your friend book the same Risk 2 course, and write a note that you’d like to be together in your booking, you should be fine!
Can I do Risk 2 with my car or a regular car?
No, you cannot do Risk 2 with your regular car. However, depending on the city you’re driving in, you may be allowed to use your driving school’s car. Otherwise, specialist cars are provided at the Risk 2 facility.
How long is Risk 2 valid for?
If you pass your Risk 2 in English education, it is valid for a full 5 years. In other words, you have plenty of time to pass both of your exam afterwards. You don’t need to do Risk 2 again after getting your driver’s license.