Kosovo police use drones to reduce deadly car crashes

PRISTINA (Reuters) – Kosovo police have started using drones to catch drivers who do not respect traffic signs in an attempt to reduce the high number of casualties.

Since January the small Balkan country has introduced a new law that imposes heavy fines and police began patrolling with unmarked cars to remain unnoticed.

Two police officers launched a black and white drone just outside the capital Pristina where after few minutes they filmed a driver overtaking another car over a full white line on a bridge above the Pristina-Skopje highway.

The driver looked confused when a policeman approached with an iPad to show him the video from the drone.

A driver who commits such an offence must pay a fine of up to 300 euros, has his license confiscated for six months and loses two out of nine driving license points.

The average monthly gross salary in Kosovo is around

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