Police intervened in violation of pedestrian crossing rules and cycling on the pavement

Publication date 30.8.2023 12.17
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Last week from 21 to 25 August, the police controlled the safety in traffic of vulnerable road users. Failure to comply with pedestrian crossing rules resulted in 192 operators of motorised vehicles receiving a traffic penalty fee.

Traffic penalty fees were issued to 89 operators of light e-vehicles and to 128 cyclists for riding on the pavement. Failure to obey a red traffic signal resulted in 13 operators of light e-vehicles, 29 cyclists and 25 pedestrians receiving a traffic penalty fee.

Failure to heed the give-way rule resulted in 9 operators of light e-vehicles, 10 cyclists and 8 motorists receiving a traffic penalty fee.

A temporary driving ban was imposed on 26 holders of the right to drive.

“Compared to a similarly themed control campaign carried out in the spring, there was an increase in the number of traffic penalty fees issued but this is largely explained by the increase in the number of working hours used,” considers Chief Superintendent Heikki Kallio at the National Police Board.

“Places where vulnerable road users and vehicle traffic meet are always risky and in the light of this, violations of pedestrian crossing rules are regrettably still far too common,” Kallio adds.