Kapo SG was also on the move and carried out speed controls.
That doesn’t go down well everywhere on social media.
In eastern Switzerland, there were also several accidents over the weekend in which two-wheelers were involved.
Speed controls were carried out in Altstätten on Stossstrasse both on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the St. Gallen cantonal police wrote in a message on Monday. Twelve motorcycles and two cars were measured at a speed of 107 km / h and more, at a permitted 80 km / h. The three highest measurements were measured with two motorcycles at 132 km / h and 131 km / h respectively and with an overtaking car at 124 km / h.
The police particularly noticed a motorcycle that only passed the measuring point on one bike at excessive speed on both days of the measurement. The handlebars were measured at 109 km / h on Saturday and 118 km / h on Sunday.
In Gams, two cars were measured at 75 km / h and 72 km / h at a permitted 50 km / h. In Zuzwil the measurements of two cars showed a speed of 111 km / h and 119 km / h at a permitted 80 km / h. A motorcycle was measured at 105 km / h.
In Staad, the measuring device detected speeds of 107 km / h and 115 km / h on two motorcycles. The signal was 80 km / h. A car could be measured at 116 km / h. And finally, in the outskirts of Wittenbach, a car was measured at 117 km / h and in Ricken one was measured at 106 km / h at a permitted 80 km / h.
All of these drivers must now answer to the public prosecutor of the canton of St. Gallen. In addition to a fine, you may have to reckon with administrative measures such as withdrawal of your ticket or threats to do so.
On social media, in addition to comments such as “right so” and “the season of idiots has begun”, criticism of the police is also loud. “When the nice weather begins, the police will of course be outside again. The main thing is to improve the state treasury », writes a user. Another commented: “Now the season with radars is starting again.” Another replies: “Anyone who was traveling too fast yesterday on the popular routes probably wanted to hand over their ticket.” Everyone knows that speed controls take place on the first warm weekend.
For Hanspeter Krüsi, Head of Communication at the St. Gallen Cantonal Police, the matter is clear: “You have to stick to the speed limit regardless of the weather. And those who stick to it have nothing to fear. ” The criticism of the speed controls of the police is a tiresome topic and the opinions about it are made anyway. It could be pretty straightforward if everyone stuck to the rules and obeyed the law.
In eastern Switzerland, there were also numerous accidents over the weekend in which two-wheeled drivers were involved. Including a 27-year-old who got off the road with his motorcycle on Saturday afternoon on Strossstrasse in Altstätten SG and fell. He sustained unspecified injuries and was taken to the hospital by the ambulance service.
In Necker SG, a 64-year-old man fell on the main street with his motorcycle. In a left turn, the man got over the right edge of the road and touched a post. As a result, he fell and was injured indefinitely. He was given first aid by an emergency doctor and brought to the hospital by the ambulance service.
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