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TISPOL seatbelt enforcement operation takes place across Europe this week

Published Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:39

POLICE OFFICERS across Europe will be conducting seatbelt checks throughout the week of 13 to 19 March. Vehicle occupants who do not wear their seatbelt will be issued with a penalty. The action is part of a Europe-wide operation co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, which takes place throughout next week.

Ireland: 11 unauthorised disabled parking permits seized in Dublin operation

Published Mon, 13/03/2017 - 06:48

On Wednesday March 1st, officers from the Dublin Metropolitan Regional Roads Policing Unit launched ‘Operation Enable’, a multi-agency initiative targeting the unauthorised use of disabled parking bays and disabled parking permits in Dublin city-centre. A number of other agencies were involved in the operation, including Dublin City Council, Dublin Street Parking Services and the two associations responsible for issuing disabled driving permits in Ireland, the Irish Wheelchair Association and the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland.

Global Road Safety Week 2017

Published Wed, 08/03/2017 - 15:06

The UN Road Safety Collaboration is pleased to announce that the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week will be held from 8-14 May 2017. The Week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries. 

Countries successfully reducing road traffic deaths have done so by prioritizing safety when managing speed. Among the proven strategies to address speed include: