Road safety

Traffic Police Operation For Control of Trucks and Buses Begins

Checks will continue until February 24th, reported Nova TV. 

From 24 February to 24 February there will be a traffic police operation for the control of trucks and buses. It is part of the TISPOL calendar - the European Traffic Police Network - and similar action takes place in the territory of all Member States.

Bus driver fined for playing game on mobile phone while driving

A public bus driver in Turkey's southern province of Adana has been fined and given penalty points for playing a game on his mobile phone while driving, İhlas News Agency has reported.

The incident came to light after a passenger on the bus recorded the 34-year-old Orhan Can playing Okey -- a very popular tile-based game in Turkey -- on video.

More than 2,300 traffic violations recorded over holidays

In a bid to curb highway code violations over the holiday period, the Traffic Police intensified inspections on motorists over the past two weeks.

A total of 866 traffic police units operated around the country between December 31 and January 6, checking 18,360 vehicles and recording a total of 2,397 violations.

Irrational extremes

It has come to the attention of residents of the Greek capital that municipal police officers have recently embarked on an avid campaign to crack down on traffic violations, removing, in the process, an excessively large number of car license plates.