TISPOL Operation Truck & Bus
Especially during the summer holiday season many people are traveling by car. The increasing traffic of heavy goods and the disproportionately use of long distance buses during the holiday season also increases the traffic density and represent an increased risk of accidents.
Between 22nd and 28th July 2019 everywhere on European streets controls of heavy goods and travel traffic will take place. 27 European countries of the European traffic 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.