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New UK figures reveal extent of rural road danger

Published Thu, 22/10/2015 - 08:13

New figures from the UK's Department for Transport reveal that country roads are the deadliest, with an average of 3 people dying on them every day last year. In total, 1,040 people were killed and 9,051 seriously injured on country roads in 2014, with a third (348) of fatalities occurring on a bend. 

In spite of this, almost a quarter of road users surveyed admit to braking too late on bends and two fifths (41%) claimed to have swerved to avoid something in the road. 

Malta: police 'box' suspected drink-driver

Published Mon, 19/10/2015 - 07:14

Members of the Malta Police Traffic section recently observed a Vauxhall Astra that dangerously committed a ‘U Turn’ on a main road. The driver was immediately signalled to pull aside, but he ignored police orders and a pursuit ensued. Vehicles reached speeds of around 120km/h, even in urban areas. After analysis  of the situation at hand, it was decided to attempt a ‘box manoeuvre’ in order to stop the runaway vehicle. 

TISPOL's 2015 Conference wins all-round praise

Published Tue, 13/10/2015 - 09:14

TISPOL's 2015 Conference took place last week at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport. Nearly 220 delegates gathered to hear presentations from a great line-up of senior police officers, policymakers, road safety and healthcare professionals.

A substantial social media conversation accompanied the Conference, with nearly one million people reached through Twitter during the two days of the event.

Here are just a few of the tweets posted:

More than half a million drivers detected in European speed operation

Published Thu, 24/09/2015 - 13:01

Results from a pan-European speed control operation in August show that 549,000 drivers were detected for breaking speed limits. Police officers in 27 countries took part in the operation, which was co-ordinated by the TISPOL.

Of the final total of 549,237 detections, 192,654 were made directly by police officers and 356,583 came from automatic technical means.