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TISPOL's 2015 Conference wins all-round praise

Published Tue, 13/10/2015 - 09:14

TISPOL's 2015 Conference took place last week at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport. Nearly 220 delegates gathered to hear presentations from a great line-up of senior police officers, policymakers, road safety and healthcare professionals.

A substantial social media conversation accompanied the Conference, with nearly one million people reached through Twitter during the two days of the event.

Here are just a few of the tweets posted:

More than half a million drivers detected in European speed operation

Published Thu, 24/09/2015 - 13:01

Results from a pan-European speed control operation in August show that 549,000 drivers were detected for breaking speed limits. Police officers in 27 countries took part in the operation, which was co-ordinated by the TISPOL.

Of the final total of 549,237 detections, 192,654 were made directly by police officers and 356,583 came from automatic technical means.

European speed enforcement operation runs all this week

Published Mon, 17/08/2015 - 06:22

Police officers across Europe are conducting speed enforcement operations all this week, starting on Monday 17 August. During the TISPOL operation, officers will use a number of speed detection methods across all types of road.

The purpose of the operation is to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding, and to remind drivers of the benefits for all road users of driving at speeds that are both legal and appropriate.

European drink-drive operation results show too many drivers are still ignoring warnings

Published Mon, 10/08/2015 - 09:21

RESULTS FROM last month’s TISPOL drink-drive enforcement operation reveal 17,006 drink-drive offences from 1,124,163 roadside breath tests. Motorists in 28 European countries were also checked for drugs, and 2,764 offences were detected. The operation took place between 1 and 7 June.

TISPOL President Aidan Reid said: “Any time a person gets behind the wheel after drinking alcohol is one time too many. These figures show that there are still people who think it’s acceptable to drink and drive. 

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