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Poland shifts into low gear for long weekend

29.05.2024 23:00
Poland is shifting into low gear for the rest of the week as many people expect to enjoy an extended break from work amid warm weather.
Lake Morskie Oko, a popular tourist attraction in Polands southern Tatra Mountains.
Lake Morskie Oko, a popular tourist attraction in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains.Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Momot

With the Corpus Christi public holiday on Thursday, many workplaces have given their employees time off to enjoy what is another long weekend in the country this spring.

Police have appealed to drivers to keep their speed down and stay alert behind the wheel as roads swarmed with traffic destined for the seaside and popular resorts.

Polish police on Wednesday launched an annual road safety campaign and stepped up checks as people began heading off on short vacations.

When Poles travelled en masse during the previous extended holiday break, known as the May long weekend, 34 people were killed and 460 injured in 401 road accidents nationwide, according to police statistics.


Source: IAR, PAP