Sanctions issued in Police pedestrian crossing controls

16.4.2021 13.25
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The Police continued its work to ensure the safety of vulnerable road users and had an intensified control focus day on 14 April 2021 at pedestrian crossings, looking at how the relevant traffic rules were followed.

The control was mainly targeted at drivers of vehicles and their traffic behaviour at pedestrian crossings.

- In some the control spots, traffic behaviour and compliance with the crossing rules mainly satisfied the law but not everywhere, and during the day, the Police had to interfere with the conduct of all road user groups, Chief Superintendent Heikki Kallio of the National Police Board reports.

Most sanctions were issued to drivers of motorised vehicles for failing to give unhindered passage to pedestrians. Their number was 85. In addition, car drivers were imposed 44 traffic penalty fees and fines for other violations of the pedestrian crossing rules.

Cyclists and drivers of light electric vehicles got 57 cautions and were written six traffic penalty fees for failures to observe the pedestrian crossing rules. Seven pedestrians failing to respect the red light were imposed the traffic penalty fee while 16 pedestrians got a caution. 

The Police will continue the campaign to promote the traffic safety of vulnerable road users by organising further control days towards the end of the year.

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