motorists should pay special attention to be not faster than allowed on the road: Several States are participating in the so-called Speed-Marathon, an Offensive by the police to the speed control.

According to the Europe-wide police network, TISPOL, which aims to reduce the number of road accident victims, the 24-hour Marathon against speeders, at 0.00 o’clock of the night on Wednesday in 26 countries in Europe. In Germany, several länder make.

In the past year had contributed to TISPOL-the information Europe-wide in 23 countries. More than three million vehicles were inspected and more than 250 000 speed violations have been registered. Thus, 92 percent of the observed drivers had kept to the traffic safety day at the prescribed pace.

The Speed-goes back to the Marathon, originally an Initiative of North Rhine-Westphalia, where there was 2012, the first large-scale speed controls – at that time still under the name of 24-hour Blitz Marathon. The most populous state is not doing but at the time of action.

In the course of time, more and more Federal länder were involved in the Blitz or Blitzer-Marathon. Finally, the action was extended beyond Germany to other countries in Europe.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.