To plan their operations, the police use national, regional and local accident statistics, traffic behaviour monitoring data and, whenever possible, requests made by local residents. The police have a traffic safety strategy, which is based on the Government decision-in-principle on the improvement on road safety.
Work to improve traffic safety is carried out by the local police and the National Traffic Police. The local police is mainly responsible for traffic surveillance in built-up areas, while the National Traffic Police concentrate mostly on motorways and other major roads. The National Traffic Police are also responsible for the surveillance of heavy vehicles, which requires special expertise and equipment under EU provisions.