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Police launch anti-over speeding drive today

17 Apr 2018, 17:26 ( 11 Months ago) | updated: 18 Apr 2018, 09:44 ( 11 Months ago)

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The police will launch special surveillance on Wednesday to monitor speed driving on road as part of the 24-hour European speed enforcement marathon.

The surveillance will begin at 6.00 am on Wednesday and ends on Thursday at 6.00pm, said a press release issued by the National Police Board on Tuesday.

Automatic speed enforcement equipment will be used, in addition to police patrols to enforce the speed limits.

Speed limit enforcement will be focused on urban areas and locations where accidents have occurred and speeding has been observed.

“Our goal is to prevent road accidents with speed enforcement campaigns and by informing the public about them. I hope that this will prompt drivers to consider their driving behaviour and the importance of observing speed limits for their own safety and that of other road users,” said Chief Superintendent Timo Ajaste of the National Police Board.

Over 20 European countries will participate in the enforcement marathon, which will be coordinated by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL).

According to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), inappropriate speed is the single biggest factor in fatal road accidents across the European road network. According to the EU Commission, speed is a contributing factor in about 30 per cent of fatal road accidents.