Police checked a total of 799 trucks and 39 buses during a week-long campaign carried out between February 18 and 24 and booked a total of 494 – more than 60 per cent – truck drivers for various traffic offences.
The local campaign was part of a wider initiative by European Police Traffic Police Network Tispol.
According to a police announcement, the purpose of the campaign was to prevent road traffic accidents involving buses and trucks and to combat traffic offences committed by drivers of such heavy vehicles.
The focus was on driving and resting hours as well as acceptable technical condition of the vehicles.
Tispol is partly financed by the European Commission with the aim to improve road safety and law enforcement on the roads of Europe.