Bulgarian traffic police announced on November 5 the start of the annual campaign to ensure that the country’s motorists were prepared for the upcoming winter season.
The campaign will go on until November 25, with traffic police will carry out random checks to ensure that cars had winter tyres and that their lights and windscreen wipers worked properly, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
The checks will not be restricted to cars, as cyclists (who are required by law to wear light-reflecting vests at night and outside inhabited areas), agricultural machinery and animal-drawn vehicles will also be checked.
Separately, local authorities have received notifications from the Interior Ministry concerning dangerous road stretches and given deadlines to fix the problems. Additionally, the ministry plans to inspect street lights throughout the country and will work with local authorities to fix street lighting in the most dangerous areas, the statement said.
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