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European police coordinate speed checks on roadways

AS MANY as 22 European countries, including Slovakia, measured car speeds in locations recommended by citizens on April 16 as a part of preventive event called the Speed Enforcement Marathon, the Sme daily reports. 

(Source: Sme)

All involved countries in the action are members of the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL). With the exception of Ukraine, all Slovakia‘s neighbours are members and participate in this action in their respective countries.

The preventive event started at 6 a.m. and lasted 24 hours. Patrols were focusing on ensuring that drivers observe the speed limit.

“The 24-hour speed marathon is one component in our strategy for reducing casualties, and making Europe’s roads safer,” TISPOL President Aidan Reid said. “Illegal and/or inappropriate speed is the single biggest factor fatal road collisions. That’s why police officers take action against drivers who fail to comply with speed limits.”

Internet users were able to participate in the selection of the locations the police use to monitor driving speed. Police Vice-President Ľubomír Ábel said that people could define risky road sections in which drivers recklessly exceed the speed limit.

Traffic analyst Jan Bazovský endorses this idea, according to him the police have difficulty detecting which roads are the most problematic, and a nudge from the citizens is much more effective.

“People will notice that the police are here for us and they fulfil the motto 'To serve and protect', and not only to stand on the end of a village to fine speeding,” said Bazovský, as quoted by Sme.

Topic: Transport


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