News and Events

TISPOL is sad to announce the death of André Roth

Published Fri, 09/08/2019 - 10:39

The TISPOL President, members of the Executive Committee and Secretariat wish to express their condolences to the family of André Roth, who between 2011 and 2017 was an enthusiastic member of the TISPOL Operational Group and the Technology Working Group.

André's job was as a member of the Basel City traffic police in Switzerland, where he had worked for many years. Away from his work, André was passionate about travelling... and he loved trains and model railways.

We send our condolences to Andrea his wife, and to all his family members at this very sad time.

UK road death reduction progress continues to stagnate

Published Mon, 29/07/2019 - 10:00

New figures show the number of road deaths continues to remain largely unchanged since 2010 – despite a slight fall in fatalities during 2018.

The DfT’s annual casualty statistics, published on 25 July, show 1,782 people were killed on roads in Great Britain last year – down 1% from the 1,793 reported in 2017.

However, the 2018 figure is similar to those recorded since 2012 – when there were 1,754 road deaths.

European drink-drive operation results show most drivers are obeying the rules

Published Fri, 19/07/2019 - 06:00

  • One in 64 drivers tested was over the limit in this year’s operation, compared with one in 59 in 2013
  • 15,724 alcohol offences from 1,010,000 breath tests in 26 countries
  • 4,760 drug offences recorded
  • 28 TISPOL member countries across Europe took part 
  • More than 750 other crimes (drug possession, firearms, human trafficking, stolen goods) also detected during alcohol tests


Netherlands: police officers use buses and coaches to detect distracted drivers

Published Wed, 10/07/2019 - 12:00

In the Netherlands, much attention is paid to distraction in traffic through the use of a mobile phone. In order to take enforcement action, regular checks have recently been carried out using a coach, truck or motorhome to be able to properly observe the violations.

On June 19 and 20, during a major traffic check on the motorways in the provinces Gelderland and Overijssel, the traffic police handed out more than 500 fines. The police used the "bus" during the check.