Police launches app for traffic improvement suggestions

PPA's traffic problems app. (Screenshot)
11/10/2014 2:33 PM
Category: Society

The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) has launched an app, which people can use until the end of the week, to point out problems in traffic and traffic flow. PPA will use the gathered information to ensure better traffic control and to plan its activities for the upcoming second-annual collective action day.

Observations of traffic problems can be forwarded to the PPA via a special app on PPA's Facebook page (login not necessary). Entries need to include the precise location, time and type of the traffic problem. The PPA aims to give feedback to every suggestion.

Veiko Kommusaare of the PPA said the collective action day aims to increase road safety by involving the drivers in a communal level.

"Although observant people let us know about the problems and traffic violations on a daily basis, this week is designed to allow them to further contribute to traffic safety by making suggestions about how to ensure better traffic control and pointing out locations where traffic arrangement is either unreasonable or prone to constant violations," Kommusaare said.

The PPA will get an even better picture of where the problems lie as a result, he said.

Last year the official call for public participation resulted in around 540 suggestions. The main concern was with drivers who exceed the speed limits.

The information will be implemented during the 24-hour collective action day on November 21.

Suggestions for improvements can be made until next Monday.


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