Police begin week-long speed enforcement operation

Trafic PoliceThe operation, which involves both static speed detection and roadside officer intervention, forms a key part of TISPOL’s strategy designed to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on Europe’s roads.

Excessive speeding is among the three road killers and is a leading cause of road accidents in young people aged between 18 and 25.

TISPOL president Pasi Kemppainen warns: “Driving too fast is dangerous ­ potentially fatal. This applies whether you are exceeding a specific speed limit or driving at a speed that may be at or below the limit, but is inappropriate for the circumstances. The faster you drive, the higher your risk of being responsible for a collision, in which innocent road users might lose their lives or sustain permanent disability.

“Wise drivers of any age choose their speeds with care and with consideration to others. Those who choose otherwise can expect to receive penalties. Police officers enforce the law because they know that lives will be saved.”

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