The number of alcohol and drug offences among truck and coach drivers has doubled...
TISPOL Operation Truck & Bus
TISPOL Operation Truck & Busses
Between 18th and 24th February 2019 everywhere on European streets checks of heavy goods traffic and travel traffic will take place. 27 European countries of the European traffic police network TISPOL will participate.
Focus will be on driving and resting hours as well as an unobjectionable technical condition of the vehicles.
During the large-scale week of controls not only the drivers should be checked with regard of the Europe-wide social legislations (only those who are fit and well rested will be able to take part safely on road traffic).
Also the correct loading securing and the correct equipment of the coaches, e.g. emergency hammers or functioning electric doors will be controlled too, to minimize the impact for all involved in an accident.
In addition to the punishment of violations, the drivers will also be informed by discussions on dangers e.g. not wearing a seatbelt. But also the increasing problem of distraction in traffic by the prohibited use of mobile phones is monitored and punished.