Norwegian police warned they’d be setting up speed controls all over the country this week, but not everyone got the message. A total of 799 drivers were stopped and fined on the spot after being caught exceeding the speed limit.
“This is a high number,” Roar Skjelbred Larsen of the state highway patrol told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on Thursday, after just one day of a so-called “speed marathon” that also was conducted all over Europe.
“We’re surprised that so many people were speeding even after the marathon was announced in advance,” Larsen said. Many of the offenders were caught in zones with speed limits posted at 60 kilometers per hour, and then faced stiff fines of NOK 3,800 (USD 494).