The General Regional Police Directorate of Western Macedonia publishes overall statistics on road safety and traffic policing for the month of August 2020, in the territorial jurisdiction of the Grevena Police Directorates, Of Kastoria, Kozani and Florina.
The publication of the data is accompanied by statistics – figures for the corresponding month last year.
a. Car accidents
In the territorial jurisdiction of the General Regional Police Directorate of Western Macedonia, were noted 2 road accidents in August 2020, against 8 in the corresponding month 2019.
In particular, they were noted:
Or no fatal accidents, against 1 the 2019.
no serious car accident, like the 2019.
2 minor traffic accidents, against 7 the 2019.
The traffic accidents that occurred in urban and rural areas of the Police Directorates were recorded in total 2 sufferers versus 9 in the corresponding month 2019.
In particular, they were recorded:
Or no one dead, against 1 the 2019.
Or no seriously injured, like the 2019.
2 slightly injured, against 8 the 2019.
The main causes of traffic accidents, as evidenced by the police traffic search, it was:
Driving under the influence of alcohol
The non-use of a protective helmet
Not using a seat belt
Κίνηση The movement in the opposite current
. Worn tires
The non-use of child seats
The violation of a red light
The violation of priority
The use of a mobile phone
b. Traffic Police Activities
The Traffic Police Services of the General Regional Police Directorate of Western Macedonia are on constant alert, applying specific design, providing for road safety and traffic policing measures for the safe movement of vehicles and citizens, as well as to prevent and prevent accidents and accidents throughout the road network.
In the context of traffic actions, in the month of August of the year 2020, confirmed 941 violations, as follows:
690 violations for excessive speed,
46 violations for driving under the influence of alcohol (intoxication),
42 infringements for not wearing a helmet while driving,
41 infringements for non-use of seat belts,
37 violations of commercial vehicles,
36 violations for K.T.E.O.,
16 violations of traffic in the opposite direction of traffic,
13 violations for worn tires,
8 infringements for non-use of child seats,
6 infringements for violating a red signal,
3 infringements for violation of priority,
2 infringements for illegal maneuvering and
1 infringement for use of mobile phone while driving.
c. Road Safety Tips
Greek Police are very sensitive to safe driving and road safety issues, in order to help reduce traffic accidents, reminds all drivers and road users that road safety is a matter for all of us.
In this context, drivers must comply with the provisions of the Road Traffic Code, drive with prudence and care and follow the instructions and advice of Traffic Staff.
We must not forget that driving safely means:
• I learn and apply the Traffic Code
• I am constantly focused on driving and controlling the vehicle
• I have not consumed alcohol while driving
• I do not violate the speed limits
• I do not violate the red light
• I always wear a seat belt
• I do not talk on my cell phone while driving
• I place the children in a child seat in the back of the car and wear a seat belt
• When riding or riding a motorcycle I always wear a helmet
• I stop at STOP and give priority
• I respect the signals and instructions of the traffic wardens.
The above tips will be constantly repeated in order to contribute to the consolidation of traffic and road culture..
For more helpful advice on road accident prevention and road safety, citizens can visit the website of the Hellenic Police http://www.hellenicpolice.gr.