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President's Award for Moyagh Murdock of Ireland's Road Safety Authority

Published Tue, 01/10/2019 - 06:24

Congratulations to Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive of Ireland's Road Safety Authority, on receiving a 2019 TISPOL President's Award.

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Moyagh Murdock Chief Executive Officer, Road Safety Authority, for significant contribution to road safety

Over the past decade, the one recurring observation that emerged following presentations from Irish representatives at TISPOL Conferences was the value placed on Partnership in Ireland in its approach to reducing casualties on Irish roads.

Police in the Netherlands use coach for crackdown on phone drivers

Published Sun, 22/09/2019 - 09:52

More than 700 motorists were fined on the motorways of East Brabant last week because they used their smartphone while driving. Following the example of earlier control weeks, the police checked again from a coach.

Police officers are high in a coach, which means they can look into cars and also check truck drivers. The bus was followed by their colleagues in inconspicuous cars. If the officers on the bus saw a driver with his or her smartphone behind the wheel, they reported this. That person was then stopped and fined; 739 times in five days.

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