Anti-speeding marathon sees 622 drivers fined

The anti-speeding marathon held Thursday to Friday saw 622 drivers pulled over for speeding, reported Latvian Radio Friday.

195 policemen composing 97 teams were monitoring Latvia's roads as part of the initiative, using motorcycles as well as marked and unmarked cars.

According to Latvian Radio, an average of about 250 drivers are fined for speeding each day in the country. Last year less than 600 were pulled over in a similar initiative.

Most were caught over the limit in the Zemgale region, while the eastern region of Latgale saw the fewest drivers pulled over.

Police said that drivers were likely to be driving more carefully than usual due to the widely published initiative, so potentially the number of speeding drivers is higher day-to-day. 

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