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National Police releases ‘ghost bus’ to Ukrainian roads

The police explain the bus was designed to make impression like there is no driver in it
18:03, 9 November 2018

Ukraine's National Police releases ‘ghost-bus’
Press service of the National Police in Luhansk region

Ukraine’s National Police has released an ‘unruly ghost bus’ to Ukrainian roads. The purpose of the project is to draw attention to the safety on the roads and importance of abiding to traffic rules, as the police press service reported Friday.

The launch of a ‘ghost bus’ is the second stage of the project 'Drive,' which started in 2017 with the support of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM).

'The bus was designed to make the impression like there is no driver in it,' the police explained.

According to the Head of the Patrol Police Oleksandr Fatsevych, with this project, law enforcers ask all road traffic participants to be responsible and comply with traffic rules.

'This bus will travel across the country to show that sometimes drivers can be irresponsible. If a person drives or just walks along the road, he or she must consider the consequences. We believe that fines and punishments are the last resort in influencing the driver,' Fatsevych noted.

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Starting from October 16, the Ukrainian police began to fine the drivers who exceed the speed limit.

Since October 8, Ukrainian police have been monitoring the road traffic in Kyiv and in many regions across the country, using the TruCam surveillance systems. The TruCam devices are set next to the road signs warning of photo and video recording of safety violations, on the certain sections of international highways and in the cities where the high level of road accident hazard is observed. Service transport vehicles with blue flash beacons will be there, too.

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