Traffic police out in force over Easter
CORFU. 3,059 checks carried out.
Traffic police were out in force over the Easter period (15-25 April) to carry out checks in Corfu, Lefkada, Zakynthos and Cephalonia.
According to the Ionian Islands Regional Police Department, 145 police teams carried out 3,059 checks on vehicles. There were 977 violations - 623 in Corfu, 174 in Zakynthos, 97 in Cephalonia and 83 in Lefkada.
Violations included the following:
- 126 speeding
- 16 driving under the influence
- 11 using mobile device whilst driving
- 15 driving on wrong side of the road
- 55 not wearing crash helmet
- 24 not using seat belt
- 8 violating right of way
- 2 crossing red light
- 1 illegal overtaking
- 43 without MOT
The increased checks will continue over the Mayday period.
For road safety advice members of the public can visit the Hellenic Police site www.hellenicpolice.gr