Police: No fines for ticketless passengers on public transport this week ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

A rider validating a Smartcard on public transport in Tallinn.
A rider validating a Smartcard on public transport in Tallinn. Source: (Postimees/Scanpix)

Tallinn's municipal police inspectors, who resumed ticket checks on public transport on June 1, will not issue fines to passengers without tickets this week. Inspections were suspended during the emergency situation.

Inspectors of the ticket control unit of the municipal police started conducting checks on all kinds of public transport such as buses, trams, and trolleybuses, on Monday,

"People are calm, nobody will argue or be angry, many people would even give a friendly smile when they saw us. We have come upon just a few individuals who have forgotten to take their green card with them, but predominantly people have been very diligent validating their rides or have bought a ticket," spokespeople for the municipal police said, citing inspectors.

No fines will be handed out during the first week of resumed ticket checks to people who have boarded public transport without a ticket or means of proof of their right to a free ride.

Since it is still not possible to buy a ticket from the transport driver due to the distancing rules applied in public transport, the municipal police advise non-Tallinners to also buy the public transport card commonly dubbed the "green card."

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