24-hour speed control resulted in 1,140 sanctions

27.8.2021 14.12 | Published in English on 27.8.2021 at 15.02
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Around 1,140 photos were taken in the 24-hour speed control marathon carried out by the Police on 26 August 2021. The photos will result in at least a traffic penalty fee.

Speed control was mainly carried out by 27 automatic camera surveillance vehicles in 155 control hours. Around 26,500 drivers were controlled.

“On average, 4% of the vehicles driving past the automatic camera surveillance vehicles exceeded the speed limit within the traffic penalty fee,” says Chief Superintendent Heikki Kallio at the National Police Board.

Kallio said that speed control was aimed at morning commuter traffic and traffic near schools and child daycare centres. One important theme of the speed control marathon was adherence to speed limits in places where there are children around after the summer.

“We continuously carry out controls like this. The final outcome will hopefully be that people drive within the speed limits and also take into consideration vulnerable road users such as pedestrians attempting to step onto a pedestrian crossing,” Kallio says.

Surveillance was also carried out by fixed automatic control cameras at different posts and this resulted in around 1,550 photos resulting in at least a traffic penalty fee.

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