Are you driven past a fotovogn, or have you been stopped by a police officer in your car in the course of the passover? So you are not alone. The police have carried out a great deal of control of Danish motorists from Friday, 12. april to Monday 22. april.
Now is the result of the check clear and show that over 14,000 drivers were charged with driving too fast on the Danish roads, while nearly 500 were charged with liquor - and narkokørsel.
In this year's period stopped the police just under 19.000 vehicles nationwide. Here was 223 drivers charged with drink-driving and 258 for narkokørsel. Also suspect the police, that the spirit may have been a contributing cause to 45 traffic accidents in the course of the week, and that the driver in eight accidents suspected of narkokørsel.
At the police stress that the results show why it is important to make sure.
- Speed and spirits are among the most frequent reasons for road crashes, and although the general opinion is, that it is unacceptable to run in the affected state, we still see the affected drivers, says Christian Berthelsen, policewoman in Rigspolitiets National Færdselscenter.
- Our goal is to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic, therefore we put the solid into the face of these violations, he says.
By the corresponding controls in the easter 2018 stopped by the police a little over 13,000 vehicles, where the 108 drivers were charged with drink-driving and 132 for narkokørsel. In the same period there was 13 spiritusulykker and no accidents where the driver was suspected of narkokørsel.
despite several accidents in the year, where the police suspect that alcohol or drugs played a role, over the last years is observed a large decrease in the number of spiritusbilister from the well-11.700 accused, in 2007 to almost 6,000 in 2018. In addition, the number of spiritusulykker in the same period almost halved from nearly 2800 for a little under 1400.
- We will also in the future, in 2019, the focus on the stakes for high-speed as well as spirits and narkokørsel with support from, among others, the Council for Safe Traffic, says Christian Berthelsen.