Back in the mid-1960s was a Danish visesangers meeting with a boy who had been injured in a traffic accident, the starting point for the first 'Give you time'campaign: Visesangeren went on its own initiative, started to hang red hearts up on the vejtræerne with the text 'Give you time', and the hearts spread in subsequent years to the whole of Europe.
Since the european traffic-cooperation evolved in many directions, but the common focus on speed and is still current. Thus, the participating Danish police on Monday to Sunday this week in a new european action against for high speed.
It writes the Police in a press release.
Between 2012 and 2017 were 416 people, according to the national Police killed in road accidents in Denmark, where high speed was involved. In nearly three out of four cases was speed a contributing cause to the accident, while in the remaining cases was the fault in that one or more of the individuals involved lost their lives.
According to Christian Berthelsen, policewoman at Rigspolitiets National Færdselscenter, stresses the numbers the importance of the police's continued control.
Every year, the police called out to countless traffic accidents that could have been avoided if drivers had adhered to the speed limit. Traffic accidents, in some cases a tragic end and in other cases felt the involved for life. Therefore, speed is a very important area, and we give priority to fartkontrol on the roads to save lives and provide reassurance for those who move in the traffic, says Christian Berthelsen in the press release.
Looking at the ulykkesstatistikken, Denmark has, however, already moved a long way since then, with the 'Give yourself time'-the signs. The number of fatalities peaked, according to the Council for Safe Traffic in 1971, when the 1213 lost their lives. Ago, the figure is dropped, and in 2017, it reached all the way down to 175.
the Same year were 3143 people injured in traffic accidents in Denmark. It was, according to the bilistorganisationen FDM the lowest number since 2. In world war ii.