Cops Stepping Up Vigilance at Crosswalks – Keep Your Eyes Peeled!

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Police to intensively monitor pedestrian crossings

The police will hold an intensive control campaign at pedestrian crossings from Monday to Friday, said the National Police Board in a press release.

The police will also control how vulnerable users such as e-scooter users and cyclists comply with traffic rules and their safety.

Control will focus in particular on whether vehicle drivers comply with pedestrian crossing rules.

The police will also actively monitor the behaviour of cyclists and operators of light e-vehicles to see whether they ride on the pavement and whether they heed the give-way rules and traffic lights.

”During the five-day campaign, we will also intervene in stopping and parking that inconveniences and endangers the mobility of vulnerable road users, in for example, the vicinity of pedestrian crossings, cycleways and cycle lanes,” said Chief Superintendent of the National Police Board of Finland Heikki Kallio.

” Vulnerable road users accounted for 33.5% of road traffic fatalities in Finland in 2023. This figure includes motorised two-wheeler vehicles. This is why the safety of these road user groups must constantly be a priority in traffic safety work,” Kallio added.

Preliminary statistics published by Statistics Finland show that one cyclist and five pedestrians lost their lives in road traffic during the first three months of 2024.

The term vulnerable road user (VRU) is in international use and means for example, pedestrians, cyclists, users of e-scooters as well as other less protected road users such as moped riders.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

10 Comments
  1. AliceSmith says

    Will the police also be monitoring the behavior of pedestrians at the pedestrian crossings during this campaign?

    1. JohnBrown says

      Yes, the police will be monitoring the behavior of pedestrians at pedestrian crossings during this campaign to ensure overall safety and compliance with traffic rules.

  2. JessicaSmith says

    It’s great to see the police taking such proactive measures to improve pedestrian safety. Ensuring that all road users, including e-scooter users and cyclists, follow the traffic rules is crucial for preventing accidents and saving lives. I fully support this initiative and hope it leads to a significant reduction in road fatalities among vulnerable users.

  3. AlexandraSmith22 says

    Will the police also be monitoring the behavior of drivers in relation to pedestrian crossing rules during the campaign?

    1. JohnDavis82 says

      Yes, the police will be monitoring whether vehicle drivers comply with pedestrian crossing rules as part of the campaign. It’s crucial for the safety of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.

  4. AshleyBrown says

    The police campaign at pedestrian crossings seems necessary to improve road safety and reduce accidents. It’s crucial to ensure that all road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, and e-scooter users, follow traffic rules for everyone’s safety.

  5. EmilySmith says

    It’s great to see the police stepping up vigilance at crosswalks. Safety for vulnerable road users, like cyclists and pedestrians, should always be a top priority. Let’s all do our part and follow traffic rules to prevent accidents!

  6. JennaSmith_27 says

    As a dedicated cyclist, I believe that increased police vigilance at crosswalks is crucial for ensuring the safety of all road users, especially vulnerable ones like pedestrians and e-scooter users. It’s a positive step towards making our roads safer for everyone.

  7. EmilyJohnson says

    Will the police be implementing any new strategies to improve safety at pedestrian crossings during this campaign?

  8. AlexandraSmith says

    It’s great to see the police stepping up vigilance at crosswalks. Ensuring the safety of vulnerable road users like cyclists and pedestrians is crucial for reducing accidents. Let’s all do our part by obeying traffic rules and keeping our eyes peeled while crossing the street.

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