Finnish Action Detects

5.5% Speeding Rate


Finland2PHOTO: POLIISI.FI9 SEP - Finnish Police organized intensive speed controls throughout the country on Wednesday, 7 September.

The controls covered as much of the country as possible, using the Police’s automated and movable speed control equipment.


The controls by these movable units targeted come 17 000 vehicles, with almost 1 000 photos taken of the drivers. About 5.5 percent of the drivers exceeded the speed limits. The fixed speed cameras shot about 150 photos. The most important goal of the operation is to have drivers respect the speed limits and pay attention to other road users, especially in population centres.


The fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2020, investigated by the road accident investigation teams, one third of the principal culprits of collisions were driving at least 10 km/h over the speed limit when the accident took place. In half of the fatal individual accidents, the speed of the vehicle had exceeded the speed limit over 30 km/h.

The Police reminds the drivers of the fact that excess speed increases the need to overtake, leaving the driver less time to react in unexpected situations. In addition, any time saving gained by speeding is mostly insignificant.