Two Police officers from the German Federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia died in a collision on the A44 motorway. Interior Minister Ralf Jäger said in a press statement that he was deeply saddened by the deaths of the 46 -year-old woman and her 51-year-old colleague.
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A joint operation was carried out between the Traffic branch and the Dog section of Malta's Police on Sunday 21 June, where a task force organised road checks in Triq MA Vassalli, Saint Julians, under the direction and supervision of Inspector Sergio Pisani, Traffic branch. A total of 209 (two hundred and nine) vehicles were checked and the following offences were detected:
Progress on reducing road deaths in the EU slowed to just -0.6% last year, the worst annual reduction since the first common EU target was set in 2001, according to new analysis published by the European Transport Safety Council. EU member states now need to cut deaths by almost 8% each year until 2020 to meet the target set in 2010 to halve deaths within a decade.
France, Ireland, Germany and the UK were among the 12 EU member states that saw an increase in the number of road deaths last year compared with 2013.
TISPOL joins 11 MEPs, more than 50 experts and representatives of road safety organisations and victims' groups from across Europe to urge European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to reverse his decision to drop the new EU serious injury target.
The letter was sent ahead of Thursday’s meeting of national transport ministers in Luxembourg where the target was announced. The European Transport Safety Council learnt that the announcement of the target has been dropped and no new date has been set for its publication.