13 driving licenses seized in western Norway on Wednesday

Police, Critical InjuriesPolice car. Photo Norway Today Media

100 drivers were stopped for speeding by the Traffic Police in Rogaland and Hordaland on Wednesday. 13 of them lost their licenses.

There has been a very high amount of violations, between eight and ten per hour. It is twice as high as the average of a regular week, Head of the Traffic Police (UP) in western Norway, Terje Oksnes, said to Bergens Tidende.
On E39 in Haugsvær in Hordaland, a total of 60 drivers were stopped in the 60 km/h zone. Two of them had their driving licenses temporarily seized, and the most serious speed offenses were at 86 km / h.
In Rogaland, at the E39 in Bjerkreim, 40 motorists were stopped. Here  eleven drivers had their licences temporarily seized, and the biggest speed violation was at 139 km / h. This stretch is an 80 km/h zone .
Both controls lasted around five hours. Oksnes informs that the stretches are largely used for long distance traffic.
– Many of the motorists have to drive far, and so they take the chance that there will be no controls, the head of UP chief says.


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