Mon, May 20 2013
Photo: Julia Lazarova
About 1700 vehicles were checked by highway police in Sofia from March 12 to 18. Those fined included eight parents of young children who were not in safety seats.
Charges have been pressed against 10, while charges are pending against 12 others, for racketeering money from motorists.
Amendments to the laws needed to get tougher on those who drink or use drugs and drive, says Interior Minister Tsvetanov, who also wants to make plea bargains for driving offences more difficult.
Do not leave your car unattended while the engine is running, Sofia police say after four cars stolen.
Each day, traffic police are focussing on various dangerous and illegal driving practices.
In the past 10 years, about 10 000 people have died in traffic accidents in Bulgaria. In 2011, the death toll so far is 581.
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.