To protect public safety and lower the number of accidents, which is rising daily, the Bulgarian Police carried out a number of operations in compliance with the road traffic regulation.
As part of the required specialist police operation to enforce the Road Traffic Act, 8,343 motor vehicles were inspected. 10,961 motorists and passengers underwent inspection.
More than 625 acts and 2,486 slips were created for known administrative infractions. The main points of the action are the ban on operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol, drugs, or their analogues, as well as the use of unlicensed drivers.
Since the beginning of November, 268 significant traffic accidents have been reported in various provinces of Bulgaria, resulting in 23 fatalities and 350 injuries, according to data released by the Interior Ministry. As 2022 begins, there have been 446 fatalities and 7,355 injuries.
The data indicates that the number of accidents and fatalities climbed more in 2022 than in 2021, increasing tensions between the interior ministry and the Police.
23 drivers were discovered to have driven after consuming alcohol within the previous day; 12 of these drivers had blood alcohol concentrations between 0.5 and 1.2 per thousand, and 11 had concentrations higher than 1.2 per thousand.
A total of 13 or fewer people were caught driving while impaired by drugs or their analogues, and three of those who were pulled over for a checkup refused to submit to a drug test.
According to the summary data, 1,748 cars and 2,170 drivers and passengers were examined using the “linear control” method, and 581 slips and 161 AUAN were generated for violations that had been determined to have occurred.
Two drivers were discovered to have had blood alcohol levels of more than 1.2 per thousand. Two people were found to be operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or drug analogues.