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Next generation speed cameras spring into action

A new type of speed camera is being introduced this week, bringing the next generation of traffic technology to Finnish roads. The cameras, developed in...

Investigation: Levi fire that killed three children caused by cable fault

A fire at a holiday home in Levi which killed three girls in April was caused by a faulty underfloor heating cable. That's the conclusions...

Police launch nationwide speeding clampdown

Keep your speed down on the roads today - police have launched a nationwide crackdown on speeding drivers that started at midnight and continues...

Electrical fires are Finland’s most common fire hazard

Electrical faults were the most likely cause of domestic fires in Finland last year, according to the latest figures from the Finnish Safety and...

Stay off the ice: Helsinki rescue officials say it’s just too...

Helsinki Rescue Department is warning people about the dangers of thin ice and says it's no longer safe to go on any of the...

Safe Finland? Government publishes new internal security review

The government has published a new assessment of Finland's internal security and concludes that Finland's the safest country in the world. The report focuses on four...

Firework safety advice for New Year’s Eve as citizens’ initiative hits...

Many people across the country will be watching firework displays as 2018 turns into 2019. Unsurprisingly it's one of the busiest nights of the year...

Espoo goes firework-free for New Year, as citizen’s initiative seeks ban

Finland's second largest city has decided not to celebrate the New Year with a bang - at least, when it comes to fireworks. Espoo will...

Dangerous pavement warnings: how to stay safe on icy streets

The Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI has issued a warning about dangerous conditions for pedestrians on pavements in the south of the country over the...

National reflector day shines a light on winter safety

At this time of year there's no escaping the encroaching winter, with days getting noticeably shorter from week to week. Today's sunrise time in Helsinki...