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Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety
Declines in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences are contributing to Europe’s failure to cut the numbers dying in road collisions, according to the European Transport Safety Council, authors of two new reports on road safety.
TISPOL recently presented its Outstanding Achievement award to veteran Swiss campaigner and politician Roland Wiederkehr, for his contribution to road safety. Roland founded the Road Cross organisation, and has been the organiser of many different projects with non-governmental groups in Switzerland.
The recent Road Policing Conference was about reducing risks on Europe's roads, and in just about every presentation we looked at risk and the risk of crime. Here are some of the take-away points from the Conference:
Criminality on our roads does not sit well. All our speakers really enforced this point, and we must remember that criminality does not see borders.