Thousands of police to monitor Czech roads over Easter holidays in effort to discourage drink driving
Czech police will be out in force over the Easter holidays, monitoring traffic on the country’s major highways but also minor roads. The aim is prevent drinking and driving over a period when tragic road accidents, sadly, have only gone up.
“The number of accidents over the holiday period is sadly worse and worse: last Easter we saw a huge jump when 14 people died on Czech roads. Of those, five deaths were related to drink driving… Holidays in general are critical: Easter, Christmas, the start of the summer holidays, when people head home from the discotheque... This Easter I would like to ask those on the road to be extra careful, pedestrians included.”
The holiday initiative means that motorists who are stopped by the police will be asked to take a breathalyser. Provided no alcohol is registered, they will then be eligible for a free present. BESIP’s Martin Farář explains:
Heightened police controls over the holidays will be countrywide – meaning all 14 of the country’s regions will be affected. The message to take away? Don’t drink and drive.