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Wednesday and Thursday the Most Surefire Days of the Year to Get a Speeding Ticket

Wednesday and Thursday the Most Surefire Days of the Year to Get a Speeding Ticket
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A police patrol observing drivers in Helsinki center on Wednesday morning, April 18, 2018. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Finnish police departments will participate in a 24-hour European speed enforcement marathon to begin in the morning of Wednesday April 18 and end on Thursday April 19 at 06:00.

Automatic speed enforcement equipment will be used in addition to police patrols to enforce speed limits.

Speed limit enforcement will be focused on urban areas and locations where accidents have occurred and speeding has been observed. “Our goal is to prevent road accidents with speed enforcement campaigns and by informing the public about them. I hope that this will prompt drivers to consider their driving behaviour and the importance of observing speed limits for their own safety and that of other road users,” said Chief Superintendent Timo Ajaste of the National Police Board in a bulletin.

Over 20 European countries will participate in the enforcement marathon, which will be coordinated by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL).

According to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), inappropriate speed is the single biggest factor in fatal road accidents across the European road network.

According to the EU Commission, speed is a contributing factor in about 30 percent of fatal road accidents.

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