Police roll out more traffic cameras over Easter

Speeders and drunk drivers beware

The police will be watching the highways and byways extra closely over the Easter holiday.

Starting today, extra patrols and speed cameras will be rolled out to catch traffic law violators, including drink-drivers and speeders.

“Speeding is one of the major causes of death and injuries on our roads,” Frank Mathiesen, spokesperson for the national traffic centre told DR Nyheder. “Speed is a contributing factor in about half of all traffic fatalities, and just a little bit over the speed limit can create a problem.”

An annual campaign
Mathiesen said that extra patrols and increased fines should be “a clear signal” to people to respect speed limits.

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A similar campaign last year netted 4500 violators. Mathiesen said that was too many.

“We hope to catch fewer than last year,” he said.

In 2012, 100 people died in traffic accidents on country roads, 58 died in urban areas and 9 people lost their lives on motorways.

Mathiesen said that the checks will be carried out both in the country and the cities.