Police launch 'Operation Torch' in attempt to reduce road deaths
PR dla Zagranicy
Seven people died on Poland's roads, Saturday, with 117 injured and police arresting 310 for drunk driving offences as families visited the graves of loved ones on All Saints' Day.
photo: PAP / Bartlomiej Zborowski
On Friday, police arrested 242 drunk divers after eight died in road accidents, with 75 injured.
Police are out in force over the weekend as part of “Operation Torch' to try and reduce the usual high casualty rates over holiday periods.
Police HQ spokeswoman Katarzyna Balcer appealed to drivers on On All Souls' Say on Sunday, to give “careful consideration to the conditions on the road and adjust speed accordingly,” as they return from visiting gravesides and cemeteries.
Over the All Saints and All Souls Day weekend last year, there were 338 accidents, during which 38 people died and 410 were injured. (pg)