Over 800,000 road violations have been reported since the beginning of the year, 373,000 of them for speeding. This was announced to BNT Commissioner Rosen Rapchev, head of the Road Police. Rapchev stressed that the analysis of the behavior of road drivers is not good. More than 2,900 were reported, with 254 dead and 3,653 injured.
Compared to last year, heavy crashes were reduced by 170, injuries by 286, and casualties by seven less. Traffic Police have stepped up their control activities. Last year by 25% and the trend continues this. According to Rapchev, the main causes of accidents are the loss of control of the vehicle, improper maneuvers, especially overtaking, and heavy traffic during the summer months.
Nine children have been killed since the beginning of the year, four of them pedestrians. “It is the parents who have to look after the children – whether they will be pedestrians, passengers or play on the lane. The personal example influences the child,” said the head of the Road Police.