Intensive measures to prevent road accidents during the Holy Spirit’s three-day celebration on the Ionian Islands

IONIAN ISLANDS NEWSLETTER OFFICE

Corfu, June 18, 2019

PRESS RELEASE

Interim measures to prevent road accidents during the Holy Spirit’s three-day celebration on the Ionian Islands

A total of 865 audits were carried out and 295 infringements of the Road Traffic Code

Intensive police checks to prevent road accidents and to deal with dangerous driving behavior took place between 15 and 17 June at the celebration of the Holy Spirit on the Ionian Islands.

Especially in Corfu, Lefkada, Kefalonia and Zakynthos, garages have been set up, aiming at the prevention of dangerous offenses, such as excessive speed, driving under the influence of alcohol, improper overtaking, etc.

Specifically, the audits carried out resulted in the following:

  • Assembled : 51 inspection teams
  • Checked : 865 vehicles
  • A total of 295 infringements of the Road Traffic Code (194) were found in Corfu, (38) in Zakynthos, (42) in Lefkada and (21) in Kefalonia.

From these violations stand out:

  • 25 for over speed
  • 13 for driving under the drowsiness
  • 8 for red flag failure
  • 5 for countercurrent motion
  • 6 for mobile phone
  • 5 for not using seat belt
  • 21 for not using a helmet
  • 6 KTEO infringements

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