Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Lapland police beef up traffic surveillance

19 Feb 2018, 00:41 ( 4 Months ago) | updated: 19 Feb 2018, 12:05 ( 4 Months ago)

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The Lapland police have intensified traffic surveillance along main and feeder roads in many places of the region, including Levi and Kittilä, reported the Finnish language daily Kaleva.

The maximum speed recorded was in an incident where a snowmobile was over-speeding at 116 kilometres per hour in an area where the speed limit is 60 km/h.

The snowmobile rider was consequently slapped with a driving ban. Other snowmobile riders caught over-speeding were handed fines during the operation.

In total, the police have handed 30 fines or penalties to those caught breaching traffic regulations with most of the penalties imposed for over-speeding.

A total of 300 breathalyser tests were also conducted during the weekend.

On Sunday, the Oulu police said they had also apprehended two drunk drivers.

 

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