Bulgaria Beefs Up Police Presence to Enforce Traffic Rules

Society | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 15:37
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Bulgaria's Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Svetlozar Lazarov said police presence will be enforced on the roads countrywide every Friday and Saturday night.

Starting next Friday, some 8,000 police officers will take part in the special police operation. They will inspect all vehicles, focusing on areas near drinking and entertainment establishments, Bulgarian Trud informs.

The new measures will be introduced due to the drastic increase in the number of fatal traffic accidents in 2014. The order of the Interior Ministry Chief Secretary does not specify an end date for the police checks.

Police officers will be authorized to stop all cars for inspection and to check their trunks as well, especially on Friday and Saturday when the traffic is very intense.

Traffic police officers will be only about 2,000, the remaining 6,000 officers will come from the security, highway and border police.

Officers can pull over for inspection up to 10-15 cars at the same time.

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