A WEEK-LONG police safety operation across Europe has led to the removal from the road of some 1,326 trucks and buses for dangerous defects. The action followed checks of more than 322,772 trucks across 27 countries between 22 and 28 July. Co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Road Policing Network, the operation saw police carrying out a wide range of safety inspections that focused on speeding, alcohol, drugs, seatbelt use, tachograph infringements, excess weight, dangerous loading and document offences.
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Ten people aged between 13 and 30 are being questioned on suspicion of murdering a police officer who was dragged along a road by a vehicle.
PC Andrew Harper, 28, who got married four weeks ago, died on Thursday while responding to reports of a burglary.
He was killed on the A4 Bath Road in the Berkshire village of Sulhamstead.
Thames Valley Police Chief Constable John Campbell said the death of PC Harper had left the entire force "shocked and saddened".
The mental health of those working in the commercial vehicle, transport and logistics sectors has become a big focus in recent years.
Much of this has been driven, of course, by a changing culture in wider society and by greater awareness and willingness to talk about mental health matters.
It’s becoming more important than ever for employers to take steps to protect the mental wellbeing of team members, if they are to avoid losing their best people.
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.
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.