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Finnish fines hike brings reduction in offences

Published Mon, 23/11/2015 - 12:02

Doubling summary penal fees has improved traffic behaviour, according to police in Finland. A recent legal amendment has reduced the number of penal orders andl fees issued in September and October.

“These results suggest that doubling the penalties has improved drivers' behaviour on the road,” says Chief Superintendent Heikki Ihalainen of the National Police Board.

Summary penal fees were increased by a government decree from 1 September 2015 onwards. The summary penal fees were doubled, with the exception of the highest fee of 115 euros which was raised to 200 euros.

Trivium 5: police across 12 countries conduct biggest and most ambitious operation targeting foreign criminals on Europe's road network

Published Mon, 23/11/2015 - 09:11

THE LATEST version of a road policing operation to target foreign criminals begins today (23 November). Involving 12 countries and strategic partner agencies, Trivium 5 is the most ambitious and far-reaching yet. 

The operation, co-ordinated by TISPOL, runs through to Friday 27 November, and aims to detect and deter criminals who use the road network to conduct their illegal activities.