More drivers stopped at speed controls

Nearly 100 taken in speed control in HedmarkSpeed control..Photo.Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix

The number of drivers who have been stopped at speed controls has increased by 33 per cent from winter 2018 to winter 2019, according to figures from the Norwegian Police.

Police said the mild weather and low snowfall are the reasons why more people are stopped while driving.

“The main impression in the winter is that fewer drivers are stopped because of the road conditions. But when we get such mild winters the speed increases,” said district manager Anders Sjøtrø in UP in Central Norway to NRK.

The UP district leader in the north, Geir H. Marthinsen, said that it is not possible to carry out checks in bad weather and that it is therefore natural that the police have more checks when the weather is milder.

In the winter of 2019, police stopped 17,288 drivers due to speeding and  711 of these had their driver’s licence seized.

During the winter last year, 12,954 drivers were stopped and 566 drivers’ licences were seized.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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