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Slovak police collect Sk21 million in traffic fines

SLOVAK POLICE have collected Sk21.4 million in fines from 27,263 traffic offences in what has been their biggest week-long road safety action "Jastrab" [hawk], news wire SITA reported.

Overall, police detected 31,978 traffic offences and 58 crimes. In 3,555 cases a verbal warning was sufficient, and 1,160 cases were reported to the traffic department for further administrative action.

Altogether 7,623 police officers participated in the campaign, together with 491 officers of the military police, municipal police, and volunteers. The most frequently penalised offense was speeding, totaling 11,745 cases.

The aim of the campaign was to increase road safety awareness.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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