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Portugal: Easter figures reveal more collisions as fatalities soar

Published Sat, 07/04/2018 - 12:18

Six people died on Portugal’s roads over the Easter weekend, according to figures from the GNR. During a four-day Easter safety operation, the GNR registered 974 collisions, which caused six deaths, and 19 serious injuries. 
The operation lasted 24 hours longer than last year, when the GNR registered 708 accidents and four deaths.

Lithuania: results from seatbelt operation

Published Sat, 07/04/2018 - 12:11

For a week in mid March, Lithuanian traffic police officers carried out seatbelt checks across the country, as part of the TISPOL pan European seatbelt operation.  

Officers detected 528 violations of the use of special seat belts and child seats. Last year, 525 such violations were recorded during similar preventive measures, 485 in 2015, and 655 in 2015. 

Norwegian winners of  President's Awards

Published Sat, 07/04/2018 - 12:03

Congratulations to Trond Sagbakken and Kenneth Rostveit, two Norwegian officers who have recently received TISPOL President's Awards for their outstanding contributions to roads policing.  

Trond and Kenneth have distinguished themselves by their exceptional skills that have a significant impact in reducing the number of fatal and serious collisions on Norwegian roads. Through their professional and dedicated work they have arrested more than 350 impaired drink and drugs drivers and other criminals.

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.