Speed enforcement operation
runs across Europe this week


Police officers across Europe have begun their latest week-long speed enforcement operation, which runs for a week until Sunday 7 April.

Included in the week’s activity is this year’s 24-hour ‘Speed Marathon.’

Figures from 2018 show that of 3,244,397 vehicles checked during the 24-hour operation, 92 per cent were using legal speeds. However, 257,639 speeding offences were detected, either by police officers or by technical means.

The ‘Speed Marathon’ concept was devised six years ago in Germany. The concept, which involves inviting members of the public to identify locations where they believe speeding is a problem, has been adapted and this year is to be used in 26 participating countries.

Quick facts about the 2018 Speed Marathon (18 and 19 April):

Countries involved: 23

Control sites: 12,876

Officers participating: 14,113

Vehicles checked: 3,224,397

Offences detected: 257,639

Percentage: 8% of vehicles checked were speeding

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