Bulgarian traffic cops catch 4288 speedsters in six-day operation

Bulgarian traffic police said that in a special operation from April 14 to 20 2014, a total of 4288 cases of breaking the speed limit were detected.

The operation was part of an EU-wide campaign, and an announcement by the Interior Ministry of the results on May 11 came the same day that a national campaign entitled “Drive Responsibly and Tolerantly” was to be launched.

During the special operation, Bulgarian traffic police also issued 78 citations for motorists whose vehicles did not have mandatory insurance.

Criminal offences detected during the operation included two cases of possession of illegal narcotics and four cases of transportation of stolen goods.

Eight wanted people were detained.

Seventy-seven other criminal cases were opened, most of them in connection with drink-driving, the Interior Ministry said.

The “Drive Responsibly and Tolerantly” campaign is being held in Bulgaria for a third consecutive year, and will cover all 28 regions of Bulgaria.

Police will stop motorists for checks, and young people will speak to motorists about the inadvisability of aggressive driving and will hand out stress balls, a report said.

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