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1,140 drivers caught speeding on August 26 will receive fines

On average, 4% of the vehicles driving past the automatic camera surveillance vehicles exceeded the speed limit
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Photo: Helsinki Police/File photo.

Finnish camera surveillance police vehicles took around 1,140 photos of cars during the 24-hour speed control marathon carried out on 26 August.

According to police information, the photos will result in at least a traffic penalty fee.

The speed control campaign was announced the day before by the National Police Board.

Speed control was mainly carried out by 27 automatic camera surveillance vehicles in 155 control hours. Around 26,500 drivers were controlled.

"On average, 4% of the vehicles driving past the automatic camera surveillance vehicles exceeded the speed limit within the traffic penalty fee," says Chief Superintendent Heikki Kallio at the National Police Board.

Kallio said that speed control was aimed at morning commuter traffic and traffic near schools and child daycare centres. One important theme of the speed control marathon was adherence to speed limits in places where there are children around after the summer.

Fixed automatic cameras

"We continuously carry out controls like this. The final outcome will hopefully be that people drive within the speed limits and also take into consideration vulnerable road users such as pedestrians attempting to step onto a pedestrian crossing," Kallio says.

Surveillance was also carried out by fixed automatic control cameras at different posts and this resulted in around 1,550 photos resulting in at least a traffic penalty fee.

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