Long weekend: Bulgarian cops urge motorists returning from Greece to travel in good time

In the face of expected heavy traffic of Bulgarian holidaymakers returning from Greece on September 22 at the end of a four-day long weekend, Bulgaria’s traffic police have urged motorists to plan to return on time and to use alternative border crossings other than the main checkpoints.

The warning was issued against a background of serious traffic jams en route to Greece at the start of the weekend.

In a statement on September 21, the Bulgarian Border Police called on motorists to make use of border checkpoints in addition to the ones at Kulata and Makaza – those at Ilinden, Kapitan Petko Voivoda and Ivailovgrad.

The Border Police said that currently, all border checkpoints were operating normally. Police had been deployed “optimally” to ensure maximum ease of access to the system at border crossings.

Traffic Police said that it was expected that on September 22, especially in the afternoon, there would an increase in traffic on the main roads and at entrances to Bulgaria’s major cities.

Traffic Police called on motorists to plan their journeys so as to leave in good time, to travel at reasonable speeds and not to overtake where it is unsafe to do so.

There would be police presence and control of main roads and key locations in the country and additional forces would be deployed in areas with heavy traffic.

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