On the ski slopes around Innsbruck, Austria, ski police have been introduced this year for the first time.
GV. Policemen carrying skis on the Seegrube.
CU. Fixing skis to feet.
CU. Badge on pocket "Budes Polizei".
GV.PAN.Police team away on skis.
GV. Man skiing very fast down hill.
GV. Man down hill and knocks girl over.
LV. Policeman comes to girl's rescue.
CU. Girls gives description of man, policeman passes on description of man over radio.
CU. Policeman receives message.
GV. Man ski-er down hill and into cable car ramp.
SV. Onto ramp and is approached by policeman.
CU. Policeman arguing with offender.
CU. Man shows policeman his identity card, policeman takes particulars.
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Background: On the ski slopes around Innsbruck, Austria, ski police have been introduced this year for the first time. Their duty is to take particulars of anyone who skis dangerously fast, endangering other ski-ers or crashing into them.
A heavy fine or 2 weeks' imprisonment is the punishment for those convicted of ski-ing too fast.
Ski police wear winter sports clothing, and some are equipped with "walkie-talkie" radio sets.