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Police are blamed for road chaos

A prosecutor called on police in Thessaloniki yesterday to help put an end to the chaotic traffic conditions that exist in the city and accused law enforcement of not doing its job. In a letter sent to traffic police, the head prosecutor of the Court of First Instance, Vassilis Floridis, accused law enforcement officers of being responsible for the problems. «Cars drive around without number plates, without car registration stickers, without proper lights, while drivers go through red lights and do not wear seatbelts,» Floridis said. «Residents struggle to reach their homes,» he added. The prosecutor was particularly critical of traffic police. «It is sad to see that many of the violations are committed right in front of police. Apart from amounting to a disciplinary offense, this could also be found to be dereliction of duty,» he said. The officers responded by saying that traffic problems are not only solved by policing but also with the help of improved infrastructure.