First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Police officers across Europe conducted their latest 24-hour ‘speed marathon’, from 0600 on Wednesday 19 April to 0600 on Thursday 20 April, as of TISPOL
’s week-long speed enforcement operation.
The operation involved 10,507 police officers and 16 countries provided results from 8,281 speed control sites. Adverse weather forced the cancellation of speed enforcement measures in Hungary and restricted enforcement activity in Croatia.
1,042,493 vehicles were checked during the initiative and 19,615 offences were dealt with. 62,142 were automatically detected offences.
In the Netherlands, a stolen Audi A6 was seized, and two occupants arrested, after it was detected travelling at 167km/h on a stretch of road where the limit is 80km/h.