Eighteen people were killed in traffic accidents on the streets of the Greek capital in June alone, police data released on Wednesday showed, with reckless driving to blame for most accidents.
A total of 491 traffic accidents were reported last month in the Attica area, resulting in 21 serious and 565 lighter injuries.
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.
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.
The speed limit on highways, which is currently 120 kilometers per hour, will increase to 125 km/h, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Nov. 18.