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On 11 December 2009, representatives of the Police, the Internal Affairs Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia and the Market Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia presented a series of activities and efforts aimed at minimising the number of violations and physical injuries during the Christmas and New Year season due to imprudent, reckless and wanton use of pyrotechnic products.

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Present at the press conference (left to right): Janez Vidovi─Ź of the Uniformed Police Directorate at the General Police Directorate, Viktor Strauch of the Internal Affairs Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia, Darko Gradi┼ínik of the Market Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia and Vojko Otovi─Ź of the General Customs Administration.

 

Despite the systematic approach of police and other state bodies in the field, every year the use of pyrotechnic products, particularly firecrackers, leads to a number of cases of physical injury. The police also deal with offences related to property damage.

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Janez Vidovi─Ź

As a result, the police, the customs service and the Internal Affairs Inspectorate and Market Inspectorate have tightened their control over the sale, illicit use and import of pyrotechnic products in the period leading up to the Christmas and New Year season.

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Viktor Strauch

In addition, this year, a variety of preventive activities along with a poster have been prepared by the police and the Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia and the Ministry of Education, within what has become a widely accepted and well known project: Be a star, don't use firecrackers.

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Darko Gradišnik

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Vojko Otovi─Ź

According to the Explosive Substances and Pyrotechnic Products Act (Ur. list RS, no. 35/2008), the sale, possession and use of pyrotechnic products in categories 2 and 3 whose main effect is a bang sound (primarily firecrackers of different shapes and power) is prohibited. Last year, the ban had a significant impact on the drop in the number of minor offences and injuries.

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