Cops Gearing Up to Crack Down on Speeding This Weekend

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Police to launch anti-over speeding drive at weekend

The police will monitor driving speeds in traffic from Friday to Sunday, said the National Police Board on Thursday.

The focus of enforcement will be on detecting all speeding and the behaviour of young people in traffic.

On Friday, Finnish police will take part in the European Roads Policing Network Roadpol’s speed control marathon, when speed enforcement will be intensified throughout the day in all Roadpol member states, in almost 30 countries.

The police will monitor driving habits and speeds, with a focus on young people, since young people aged between 15 and 24 in particular are over-represented in traffic accidents.

Most fatal accidents resulting in the death of young people occur on Friday nights and almost as many on Saturday nights.

Relative to the population, the risk of death of young drivers is three times higher than that of the population as a whole.

Last year, 34 young people under the age of 25 lost their lives on the road. This is almost 20% of all road fatalities.

“Too high or inappropriate speed is a contributing factor in around a third of fatal road accidents,” said Chief Superintendent of the National Police Board of Finland Heikki Kallio.

Accidents at higher speeds cause far more damage than accidents at lower speeds.

“Causing a serious traffic hazard typically involves excessive speeding, more than 50 km/h over the permitted speed. Every year, the police record around two thousand young drivers aged 17-24 as suspects in causing a serious traffic hazard,” Kallio added.

Young people account for almost half (45%) of all suspects recorded in causing a serious traffic hazard.

Both overall and among young people, men account for up to 90% of suspects in incidents causing a serious traffic hazard.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

12 Comments
  1. EmilySmith says

    It’s great to see the police taking action to address over speeding, especially with a focus on young people who are more at risk. Speeding is a significant factor in fatal accidents, and stricter enforcement is crucial for road safety.

  2. MeganSmith86 says

    It’s great to see the police taking action to address over-speeding, especially focusing on young drivers. Ensuring road safety is crucial, particularly with the high risk of accidents involving young people. I hope this initiative helps reduce fatalities and raise awareness about the dangers of speeding.

  3. EmilyJones says

    I believe it’s crucial to focus on young people and their driving behaviors, especially considering the statistics that show the high risk they face in traffic accidents. The intensified speed control actions are necessary to prevent fatalities caused by speeding. Let’s hope these measures lead to safer roads for everyone.

  4. EmilySmith says

    The police should definitely crack down on speeding, especially among young drivers. It’s alarming to see the statistics showing the high rate of accidents involving young people. Enforcing speed limits and monitoring driving behavior is crucial for preventing tragedies on the road. Everyone’s safety should be the top priority.

  5. Emma_Smith says

    As a young driver myself, I believe it’s crucial for the police to take action on over-speeding. Young people need to be more responsible behind the wheel and follow the speed limits to ensure our safety on the roads.

  6. JenniferSmith says

    It’s crucial that law enforcement crack down on speeding, especially among young drivers. Their reckless behavior poses a significant risk to road safety. Let’s hope this initiative leads to fewer accidents and saves lives.

  7. NatalieJohnson says

    As a young driver myself, I believe it’s crucial for the police to crackdown on speeding, especially among young people. The statistics clearly show the risks involved, and it’s important for us to be more responsible on the road to prevent tragic accidents. Let’s all drive safely and obey the speed limits this weekend and always.

  8. EmilySmith says

    Increasing police presence on the roads this weekend is crucial to ensuring the safety of all drivers, especially young people. Speeding remains a significant factor in fatal accidents, and enforcement measures are necessary to address this issue effectively.

  9. EmilyJohnson says

    It’s crucial to address speeding issues among young drivers to prevent tragic accidents. Law enforcement efforts like the speed control marathon are a step in the right direction towards promoting road safety.

  10. LisaSmith88 says

    Are there any specific measures being implemented to address the speeding issues among young drivers mentioned in the article?

    1. JohnDoe72 says

      Well, LisaSmith88, the article mentions that the focus of enforcement this weekend will be on detecting all speeding and the behavior of young people in traffic. Specifically, the police will intensify speed enforcement activities and monitor driving habits with a focus on young drivers. It’s crucial to address the over-representation of young people in traffic accidents, especially on weekend nights, to ensure road safety for everyone.

  11. EmilyJohnson says

    It’s crucial for the police to crack down on speeding, especially among young people, to prevent tragic accidents on the road. High or inappropriate speed is a major factor in fatal accidents, and enforcement is necessary to ensure road safety for everyone.

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