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Truck safety, mobile phones and disabled parking misuse on the agenda at TISPOL Operational Group meeting in Germany

Published Mon, 19/03/2018 - 08:32

Members of TISPOL's Operational Group (the 'OPG') met in Germany recently, and discussed the following topics:

Plans for Project EDWARD were launched at the meeting.  This year EDWARD is on 19 September and a high-level event on that day will take place in Madrid.  Building on the last two years a series of events will take place in each member country in a combined effort to reduce the number of fatalities on the roads of Europe.

Ireland: Cross border operation by Gardaí, RSA, and the Driver and Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland

Published Fri, 16/03/2018 - 16:08

On the night of 15 March 2018 Gardai from the Commercial Vehicle Unit conducted an intelligence led cross border tripartite operation focusing on tachograph manipulations. Garda personnel along with RSA Enforcement Officers and the Driver and Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland identified a number of targets who were then intercepted at Dublin Port. Gardaí arrested one male for using a magnet to create false records he was taken to Store Street Garda station and charged with dangerous driving and bailed to court in April.

Ireland: RSA and Gardai Urge Road Users to ‘Put on the Green Jersey So Safety Wins!’ this St Patrick’s weekend

Published Thu, 15/03/2018 - 11:19

RSA and Gardai Urge Road Users to ‘Put on the Green Jersey So Safety Wins!’ this St Patrick’s weekend 

Wednesday 14 March 2018. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are appealing to all road users to put on the ‘Green Jersey’ for road safety and show their national pride by making it a safe weekend for everyone on the roads this St Patrick’s weekend.

Spanish crackdown on impaired truck drivers

Published Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:18

Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Murcia intercepted three professional drivers under the influence of drugs & alcohol. From the 26th February to 4th of March 2018, and within the framework of the “TISPOL Truck & Bus Operation” & the Traffic General Directorate (DGT) of Spain “Control of travellers & Goods Transports Operation”, Traffic Police in Murcia performed several road checkpoints along the Province.

Spanish police intercept school bus driver 'drinking alcohol'

Published Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:15

07/03/2018. Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Murcia intercepted a bus driver when transporting 54 students, with a level of alcohol almost two times above the legal level permitted. In highway RM-15, Traffic Police Officers intercepted a bus driver when driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol and transporting 54 passengers on board. In this case, Public involvement was crucial because citizens who observed how the driver was drinking alcohol few minutes before to start driving the bus alerted Guardia Civil Operations Centre.

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