Large lines of trucks formed, on Tuesday morning, at the main crossing points on the border with Hungary, on the way out of Romania, due to the restrictions applied to heavy traffic until Monday evening, so that drivers are forced to wait between 80 and 420 minutes to reach border control.
As of today and until 23 February, a new specialized police operation is underway to ensure compliance with road traffic rules, with a different focus in different regions of the country. This was announced by Chief Inspector Lachezar Bliznakov from the Traffic Police Department with the National Police General Directorate.
Road deaths have been on the decline over the last decade but experts insist there is still "a long way to go" for Greek drivers in terms of safety.
The latest official figures for 2010-19 show deaths fell by 45%, while road accidents dropped by 29%. The annual number of road deaths was reduced to 694 in 2019 from 1,258 in 2010.
Nearly 2,200 people were killed and more than 228,000 others were injured in road accidents in 2020, declining from the previous year as vehicle and human mobility dropped due to COVID-19 related measures.
According to data from the traffic department of the General Directorate of Security, a total of 2,197 people lost their lives while 228,565 were injured in 365,000 road accidents.
Due to the expected cold spell in the coming days, the Road Police warns the car drivers to be careful, BNR reported.
Interior Ministry teams will watch out for breaches and cautions drivers that traffic may be difficult on some roads.
The road policing officers explained that drivers need to be careful tonight because sharp weather change is expected.