'Police suffering serious personnel shortages'

October 9, 2006 11:26

Cmdr. Shahar Ayalon, head of the Traffic Division of the Israel Police said on Monday that the Police was suffering from serious personnel shortages in dealing with offending drivers and in the battle against road accidents. "Since the law allowing the impounding of vehicles from offending drivers was passed, more that 2,500 vehicles have been confiscated, but the Police is having great difficulty in dealing with traffic offenders due to the shortages in the number of policemen," said Ayalon. "If we had three times the number of policemen, we will see a decrease in road deaths from 500 per year to 300 or less," the Traffic Division chief added.

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