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Traffic Police crack down over Holy Spirits long weekend.

Intensive measures to prevent road accidents during the Holy Spirit’s three-day long weekend, throughout the Ionian Islands, thus including Zakynthos, were carried out by traffic police.

In a recent press release by the police department,  traffic violations that took place over the period of the long weekend were as follows.

PRESS RELEASE

Interim measures to prevent road accidents during the Holy Spirit’s three-day celebration on the Ionian Islands

A total of 865 audits were carried out and 295 infringements of the Road Traffic Code.

Intensive police checks to prevent road accidents and to deal with dangerous driving behavior took place between 15 and 17 June during the celebration of the Holy Spirit on the Ionian Islands.

Especially in Corfu, Lefkada, Kefalonia and Zakynthos, units had been set up, aiming towards the prevention of dangerous offenses, such as excessive speed, driving under the influence of alcohol, improper overtaking, etc.

Specifically, the audits carried out resulted in the following:

Assembled: 51 inspection teams

Checked: 865 vehicles

A total of 295 infringements of the Road Traffic Code (194) were found in Corfu, (38) in Zakynthos, (42) in Lefkada and (21) in Kefalonia.

From these violations stand out:

25 for over the speed limit

13 for driving under the influence of alcohol

8 for failure to stop at a red light

5 for driving over double white lines

6 for use of mobile phone whilst driving

5 for not wearing a seat belt

21 for not wearing a helmet

6 KTEO infringements

 

About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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