399 drivers stopped by the traffic police (UP) in western Norway

Police at work.Police at work.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

The traffic police in Western Norway stopped a total of 399 cars during speed controls on Wednesday. Eleven drivers lost their licenses.

The traffic police in Region Vest, which includes the police districts West and Southwest, reports that they conducted a total of twelve speed-controls on Wednesday.

The highest speed registered was 137 kilometres in an 80-zone at Romarheim. An 18-year-old man was responsible for that ticket, the police post on Twitter.

There were a total of 399 offences, in which eleven drivers lost their licenses. Last year, 217 speeding violations were registered on the Wednesday of Easter week, compared to 182 the previous year, writes Stavanger Aftenblad.

“There is no reason to assume that there are more people speeding and there really is no unambiguous answer to that, but we may have used more resources this exodus Wednesday than the same day last year. Thus, we had had a better capacity to stop the violators at the traffic controls,” says UP chief executive Terje Oksnes to the newspaper.