Polish police patrols ski slopes
PR dla Zagranicy
Police is patrolling ski slopes all over Poland as winter school break starts on Monday.
The winter holidays are when Polish children and their parents traditionally head off to the ski slopes.
Over 350 police officers are searching for drunk skiers and unruly behavior.
„There is no place for drunk skiers on the slopes,” one of the officers told Polish Radio’s IAR news agency.
According to IAR, Polish police also promotes safety among the skiers, with an educational campaign launched on Saturday.
Policemen in biggest Polish ski resorts teach proper behavior on ski slopes.
Last year, Poland’s Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue Service (TOPR) has reported more than 1,500 accidents during the winter school break season alone.
The accident figures registered by TOPR are similar to previous years, Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.
The majority of dangerous incidents occurred on ski slopes, IAR added.
The most common causes were falls and collisions with other skiers or snowboarders.
The winter school holidays in Poland will last until February 24.