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Luxembourg: grossly overweight van seized on its way to Algeria

Published Wed, 23/05/2018 - 18:11

On May 21, the highway patrol in Luxembourg was contacted because of a broken down van. Because of cracked/busted twin tyres, the vehicle was immobilized on the emergency lane from the highway A1 between Germany and France. The driver, who came from Germany, was on his way to Marseille to take the ferry to Algeria. It was immediately apparent that the van was heavily overloaded. Because of the overload, the chassis was torn in the middle and the front left suspension was broken.

More than one hundred arrests in police action against itinerant criminals

Published Wed, 23/05/2018 - 14:48

Police in the Netherlands have arrested at least one hundred people during a national operation against itinerant criminals. The arrestees are suspected, among other things, of shoplifting, pickpocketing and illegal possession of weapons.

Agents did research in the Netherlands last week on itinerant criminals, who often come from Eastern Europe. In the action, called Trivium, the police received assistance from, among others, the Tax Authorities, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and German and Belgian colleagues.

New EU vehicle safety standards could prevent 25,000 deaths within 15 years

Published Thu, 17/05/2018 - 06:47

  • European Commission announces major package of road safety measuresincluding new targets to cut road deaths and serious injuries in half by 2030;
  • World’s most advanced new car safety standards will make life-saving technologies such as Automated Emergency Braking and overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance a standard feature on all new vehicles; currently these features are only available as an option on some models;
  • Race on for proposals to be approved by 28 EU Member States and the European Parliament.