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Research team issues new phone warning for drivers: legal doesn’t equal safe

Published Mon, 11/03/2019 - 15:13

Researchers from the University of Keele are reminding drivers that using a phone hands-free at the wheel may be legal, but this doesn’t make it safe. 

The call comes as they launch a new compendium (on Tuesday 12 March) that aims to help practitioners design effective methods of deterring mobile phone use among drivers. 

Police operation: seatbelt enforcement checks to take place across Europe next week (11 – 17 March 2019

Published Fri, 08/03/2019 - 06:53

POLICE OFFICERS in 28 countries across Europe will be conducting seatbelt checks throughout the week of 11 to 17 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.


As well as ensuring that seatbelts are worn, officers will also be checking for correctly-fitted child restraints and compliant helmet use among motorcyclists.


Norwegian Police visit Netherlands

Published Fri, 22/02/2019 - 13:57

During the TISPOL conference in Manchester 2018, TECH WG member Espen Andreassen from Norway came into contact with the supplier of the "enforcement trailer". During the Tech-WG meeting it became clear that an operational test period in the Netherlands would be organized with this trailer. John Gelderblom, Netherlands TECH WG member, was approached and a programme for a visit was drawn up.

TISPOL bus and truck operation commences shortly

Published Thu, 14/02/2019 - 18:40

Between 18 and 24 February, on streets across Europe, checks of heavy goods traffic and coaches will take place. It's anticipated that 27 TISPOL member countries will participate.

The focus will be on driving and resting hours as well as acceptasble technical condition of the vehicles.

During the large-scale week of controls drivers will 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). 

Drugs campaign 'Etoile' proves a great drug trap

Published Tue, 12/02/2019 - 09:52

Police and customs services from the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France and Belgium jointly held an international campaign against drug trafficking and drug tourism from Thursday 7 February to Sunday 10 February 2019.

241 of the 2 175 people checked were in possession of drugs and 19 of them were under the influence.

31 people were legally arrested and 10 vehicles were confiscated.