There will be fines tomorrow. Nice police action. Even 2000 PLN fine – o2

Information about the nationwide operation was provided by the Pomeranian police. “Unprotected Traffic Participants” will take place on May 12. Drivers should be prepared for the increased number of officers that will appear on the roads that day. This time, however, the uniforms won’t measure speed.

Officers want to pay attention to the safety of passers-by. The behavior of drivers towards pedestrians, cyclists, users of scooters and other two-wheelers will be controlled.

Drivers can look for police cars mainly near lanes, cycle paths and bike lanes. For example, a fine will be imposed on any driver caught overtaking another vehicle at a pedestrian crossing.

Penalties for drivers

The new tariff provides for very severe penalties for drivers who violate pedestrian traffic rules. According to the Autocult.pl website, penalties can be imposed for:

  • Not giving way to a pedestrian on a crosswalk or entering it – PLN 1,500
  • The driver of a vehicle that turns into a cross road must not give way to a pedestrian crossing the road at the crossroads he is entering – PLN 1,500
  • Not giving way to pedestrians when crossing a sidewalk or a pedestrian path or when driving in a square where the movement of pedestrians and vehicles takes place on the same surface – PLN 1,500
  • Failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians by the driver of the vehicle when joining traffic – PLN 1,500
  • Not giving way to pedestrians when reversing with a vehicle – PLN 1,500
  • Failure to give way to pedestrians by the driver of the vehicle in the residential area – PLN 1,500
  • Failure to stop the vehicle to allow a disabled person to cross the road, using a special sign, or a visible disabled person – PLN 1,500
  • Overtaking a vehicle at a pedestrian crossing where traffic is not directed or right in front of this crossing – PLN 1,500
  • Avoiding a vehicle that was traveling in the same direction, but stopped to give way to a pedestrian – PLN 1,500
  • Violation of the ban on driving on the sidewalk or crosswalk – PLN 1,500
  • Violation of the obligation to stop the vehicle at a place and for a period of time that allows pedestrians free access to public transport vehicles – in the absence of a stationary passenger island – PLN 1,500

Penalties for pedestrians

Remember that on May 12, pedestrians will also be monitored. A fine – 300 PLN – threatens, for example, for using a phone while crossing the tracks. Here is the full list of penalties pedestrians may face:

  • Entering the track when the dams or half-dams are abandoned or leaving them – 2000 PLN
  • Violation of the obligation for a pedestrian to use a sidewalk or a pedestrian road, and in the absence of such a roadside – PLN 50
  • Violation of the obligation to walk on the left side of the road by a pedestrian walking on the side of the road – 50 PLN
  • Violation by pedestrians of the obligation to move on the road one by one – 50 PLN
  • Violation of pedestrian traffic rules on cycle paths – 50 PLN
  • Failure to comply with the obligation to use reflective elements in a manner visible to other road users by pedestrians walking on the road at dusk outside built-up areas, unless they are on a road reserved for pedestrians or on the sidewalk – 100 PLN
  • Violation of the obligation to use pedestrian crossings when entering the road or track and when crossing the road or track – PLN 50
  • Entering the road directly in front of a moving vehicle at pedestrian crossings – 150 PLN
  • Entering the road directly in front of a moving vehicle at places other than pedestrian crossings – 200 PLN
  • Entering the road from outside the vehicle or any other obstacle that limits the visibility of the road – 200 PLN
  • Crossing the road in places with reduced visibility on the road in a built-up area – 50 PLN
  • Crossing the road in places with limited road visibility in an undeveloped area – 100 PLN
  • Slowing down or stopping without justified necessity when crossing the road or track – 50 PLN
  • Crossing the road – 50 PLN
  • Walk on the track – 50 PLN
  • Crossing the road at a place where safety devices or an obstacle separate the pedestrian path or the sidewalk from the road – 50 PLN
  • Using a phone or other electronic device on foot while entering or crossing a road or lane, including while entering or crossing a crosswalk – d in a way that reduces the possibility of observing the situation on the road, track or pedestrian crossing – 300 zlotys.

Please note that uniforms may not be visible during their activities and document infringements also by using, for example, drones.

See also: Kaczyński on the economic crisis. Translated Dworczyk

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