Traffic Police

Road accidents jump in January

Road accidents increased by 16.6 percent year-on-year in January, according to figures released by the Traffic Police recently.

A total of 788 accidents were recorded in January of this year compared to 676 during the same last year, according to the data, which showed that road fatalities rose to 49 compared to 44 in the same period of 2019, an increase of 11.4 percent. 

Nationwide crackdown on cars parked on wheelchair ramps

Traffic police targeting so-called antisocial traffic violations issued more than 1,500 tickets for the owners of vehicles found to be blocking access to wheelchair ramps earlier this month, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) said in an announcement on Wednesday.
The crackdown was carried out between March 2-8 in different parts of the country.