Police Traffic Safety Centre

Police Traffic Safety Centre

Photos from the fixed automatic traffic cameras are sent wirelessly to the Police Traffic Safety Centre at Malmi in Helsinki. The photo taken shows the vehicle, the licence plate, the driver and identification data.

The Traffic Safety Centre is subordinate to the National Police Board but administratively forms part of the Helsinki Police Department. The primary goal of the Police Traffic Safety Centre is to improve traffic safety. The Traffic Safety Centre deals with about 600,000 offences detected through automatic traffic surveillance.

Online services 

If you have received a letter of enquiry concerning a traffic offence detected with an automatic traffic surveillance device or want to request an administrative review of a traffic penalty fee decision you have received, you can take care of the matter through the police’s online services.

Contact information

Only matters concerning automatic traffic surveillance.

Postal address: PO Box 11, 00241 Helsinki
Street address: Viljatie 2, 00700 Helsinki
Our notification desk is open from Monday to Saturday between 10.30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Telephone: +358 295 417 917 (Mon–Fri 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Email: [email protected]  
You can also send your email encrypted.

If you cannot find the answer to your question on our website, you can call or email us.

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Frequently asked questions about automatic surveillance

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Traffic surveillance devices and control points

There are 1,085 fixed control points for automatic traffic surveillance in Finland, covering approximately 3,784 km of the road network. (The total length of the network of paved roads in Finland is approximately 51,000 kilometres) The number of the control points will be increased in the near future. The traffic control points are selected on the basis of road accident statistics, for example. The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency is responsible for the planning, construction, upkeep and maintenance of traffic control points.

The police have 26 automatic traffic surveillance vehicles for monitoring road speed limits and driving on bus lanes.

The police are responsible for the use and upkeep of traffic surveillance devices as well as the handling of traffic offences and violations photographed using the devices.

Road sections subject to automatic traffic surveillance (fixed control points) according to police department

The length of the controlled road section and number of control points is shown after the area controlled. 

The total length of the controlled road sections is 3783.90 kilometres. There are 1,085 control points.