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.

Questions? 

You can find answers to frequently asked questions from our Frequently Asked Questions section on our website. Our telephone service also has a menu and recordings that answer some of the frequently asked questions. If you cannot find an answer to your questions here, dial number five during the call to contact a customer service assistant directly.

If you have received a notice of an offence detected through an automatic traffic safety device or want to appeal an admonition decision you have receive, you can take care of the matter in the police’s online services.

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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.