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Results from 'Focus on the Road' operation

Published Sun, 03/11/2019 - 08:34

Distraction in road traffic has risen rapidly as a cause of collisions in recent years. That is the reason that TISPOL continued the operation “Focus on the Road" this year.

From 16 to 22 September 16 countries participated in this operation and checked for the prohibited use of mobile phones, other technical devices and other forms of distraction.

Regulations in European countries are different, but in most of them using a mobile phone without hand-free equipment while driving is forbidden.

Road death results for Project EDWARD day of action (Thursday 26 September) published by TISPOL

Published Thu, 24/10/2019 - 11:00

Road death results for Project EDWARD day of action (Thursday 26 September) published by TISPOL

28 European countries took part in this year’s European Day Without A Road Death (Project EDWARD)
A 30 million Twitter reach was measured on EDWARD day itself

Major Belgian control action “Trucks and buses”: 125 controlled vehicles - 62 detected offences

Published Sun, 20/10/2019 - 07:00

On Monday 14  October, during the TISPOL action week “Trucks & Bus”, the Belgian Police, both Local as Federal units, carried out common control actions targeting heavy transport on highway parkings in Bierges, (E411) and in Grand-Bigard (E40).

UK: police crack down on uninsured drivers

Published Mon, 14/10/2019 - 06:24

Uninsured drivers are being threatened with increased enforcement activity this month – as police forces look to crackdown on an offence which causes a ‘disproportionately high level’ of fatalities.

Figures published by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) show around 130 people are killed by an uninsured driver each year – with more than 26,000 personal injuries recorded in 2018, according to Road Safety GB

Meet TISPOL's new General Secretary

Published Fri, 04/10/2019 - 10:39

TISPOL is pleased to announce the appointment of Heinz Albert Stumpen as its new General Secretary. In a police career spanning 33 years Mr Stumpen served in the German federal state of Northrhine-Westphalia, where he rose to be Deputy Head of Traffic Police for the city of Münster. 

Since 2013 Mr Stumpen has been Deputy Head of Faculty and a lecturer for traffic science and traffic psychology at the German Police University.