Greece suffers the highest rate of fatal traffic accidents in the European Union (European Road Safety Commission) and has the worst road network.
This causes the Greek Police to conduct checks at many different locations to punish drivers in breach of traffic laws and improve driving discipline (which is perhaps more important). These random checks provoke extreme perceptions, namely:
1.Many drivers believe that the Police only carry out these checks in order to collect money for the government
2.Some Police Officers assume that all drivers are dangerous and so seek to impose fines. This is an attitude which cannot improve driving discipline, especially when taken together with the perception that the purpose of checks is to collect revenue for the State.
We reject both these perceptions. Drivers do care about their welfare and the Police Traffic Officers who are not strict without reason, help many drivers build a balanced attitude towards enforcement by the State.
The purpose of this website is to take a logical approach to the relationship between Driver – Check Point – Police, by identifying both the locations of Traffic Police check points in Greece, and the existence of road danger – where it exists. We hope that it will help drivers (both Greek and foreign visitors) to navigate Greek roads safely.
The website also identifies:
1.Danger Points – (with the use of photographs) locations where there is high accident risk, but no Police enforcement. (Not in an attacking spirit).
2.Bad Construction Points – (also with photographs) locations where there is danger due to bad road construction. (You will find a more attacking spirit here, as terrible road construction in the last 20 years has been responsible for many road deaths in Greece. The Greek State is responsible for this and has failed to hold construction companies to account. This website supports the argument that the high traffic accident rate is mainly due to the road system and not the standard of driving, as frequently suggested).
3.Electronic Enforcement Equipment (e.g. speed cameras & radar) – used by Traffic Police in Greece, so that their way of operation is known by drivers.
It has been suggested by some that prior knowledge of check points (especially speed) allows drivers to commit more road offences.
We believe that better knowledge of the road system is far more effective than fear, and maintain that it is the driver’s right as a healthy citizen of sound mind (this is for those who confuse Traffic Safety with Public Safety). So we do not agree with the abovementioned argument and will not entertain comments in support of that argument, wherever they come from.
We hope you will help make this website as accurate and up to date as possible, by sharing your knowledge with us.