Cops targeting speeders this week

April 13th, 2015

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Motorists might want to slow it down as authorities promise “more tickets than usual”

“Slow down just a bit” and perhaps avoid a big fine this week (Photo: Rigspolititet)

Police across the country have started what they are calling “a co-ordinated effort” against speeding drivers this morning. More drivers than usual will be ticketed or have their photo snapped by ATK speed control vehicles, police said.

“Although the number of serious accidents continues to decline in Denmark, there are still too many motorists driving too fast and exposing themselves and others to a greater risk of accidents,” said the national police, Rigspolitiet. “Drivers drive especially fast on rural roads, where over 60 percent of motorists drive over the speed limit.”

Cops will also be on the lookout for motorists using their mobile phones while driving and those driving without a seat belt.

A little means a lot
“Driving even a little over the speed limit can result in a fatal accident,” said Frank Mathiesen, the head of Rigspolitiet’s national traffic centre.

The number of people killed on the roads has fallen steadily since 2008. In 2014, there were 183 highway fatalities in Denmark. The anti-speeding action is going on nationwide.


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