Traffic Safety Boss Damages Car, Goes Into Hiding

By , 24 May 2019, 11:39 AM Politics
Igor Velov Igor Velov Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency

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STA, 24 May 2019 - The decision of the governing board of the Traffic Safety Agency to propose dismissal of director Igor Velov was expected and justified, the newspaper Dnevnik says in Friday's commentary, adding that Velov hiding from the media who wants him to explain how he has damaged his car was inadmissible.

Velov has tarnished the reputation of the Traffic Safety Agency, which is one of the institutions that are the most responsible for traffic in the country, the paper notes in the commentary Traffic Safety Gets a Flat Tire.

He has certainly been the face of the agency, at least until the fateful Tuesday afternoon, when he disappeared from the reach of the public after appearing many times in the media to give advice about how drivers should behave in traffic.

Velov likes to appear in the media to speak about how people should sit at the wheel only when they feel physically and psychologically capable. "His voice haunts us through the radio waves as guilty conscience as we drive."

Velov was not capable of driving on Tuesday, when he damaged his car and had a flat tire in an unexplained "event". He was also caught speeding on 13 April on a heavily congested road in Kranj. "What does the advertisement say? Speeding kills."

The silence of the first man of traffic safety in Slovenia in the Flat Tire case is inadmissible, as he should be an example to other drivers.

"Right now, Velov resembles a priest who sermons about restraining from sexual intercourse before marriage, and after the mass goes to cuddle a little bit with the cook."

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