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Police wish motorists a fine Christmas

TT/The Local · 31 Dec 2010, 11:14

Published: 31 Dec 2010 11:14 GMT+01:00

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In fact, they have been so productive in issuing fines for traffic offences there is a risk of writer's cramp.

In early December, Borås police were 2500 speeding fines short of their annual target of 18,000 tickets.

The local police rose to the challenge, drew their speed guns and pulled out all the stops to hit their target.

On the 8th December, the town's newspaper, Borås Tidning, revealed that all available police had been assigned to traffic duty.

There has been strong criticism for the extra number of fines being doled out during the Christmas period, but today the police have revealed that they have reached their goal.

"I am so happy that the police worked so hard and were so focused," deputy police chief Peter Karlsson told the newspaper.

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Speed limits in Sweden range from 30km per hour to 120 km per hour depending on the type of road.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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12:34 December 31, 2010 by madpaulie
Sorry this is stupid, the police should be catching real criminal not motorists who drive to fast for gods sake. Swedish police are the biggest bunch of steroid pussies i've seen. Catch some Real criminal is all can say
14:35 December 31, 2010 by sneal
really, they wait until the year end to get to their target, it's the holidays, that is just ridiculous! And then to put all available police on traffic duty....really?!
14:39 December 31, 2010 by salalah
"the police have revealed that they have reached their goal"

What is the goal? To collect eenough money to have cake with their afternoon coffee for the rest of the next year?
16:01 December 31, 2010 by landofthesheeple
Here's an idea,

While making their rounds patroling the city streets, perhaps they could also be picking up the trash up off the ground. This serves a dual purpose, it will save the taxpayers money, as well as keeping the city clean and beautiful for the tourists.

Otherwise, the Swedish police are useless, with only one exception; Issuing speeding tickets : )
07:38 January 1, 2011 by wenddiver
@Swedish Police- Ruining peoples Christmases is hardly something to brag about during tough economic times. The citizens should insist the Police Administrator be fired, as he obviously doesn't know the purpose of his job.
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