Police across Europe to run 24-hour ‘speed enforcement’ marathon

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Police officers across Europe are to run a 24-hour ‘Speed Marathon’ to clamp down on speeding drivers.


2.5 million vehicles were checked in The 2016 Speed Marathon.

Taking place from 0600 on Wednesday 19 April to 0600 on Thursday 20 April,  the initiative forms part of TISPOL’s week-long speed enforcement operation.

The 2016 Speed Marathon saw 2.5 million vehicles checked of which 5% were speeding.

TISPOL president Paolo Cestra commented: “Illegal and/or inappropriate speed is the single biggest factor fatal road collisions. That’s why police officers take action against drivers who fail to comply with speed limits. The 24-hour speed marathon is one component in our strategy for reducing casualties, and making Europe’s roads safer.”

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