Following on from last year's successful Friendly Cyclist Campaign, motor police and members of two motor clubs will again carry out joint checks on cyclists' road conduct. The checks will take place on Sunday 10 April and Sunday 29 May in the Heuvelland region, the southeasternmost tip of the Netherlands. The police will address and warn racing cyclists who cause annoyance or show negative behaviour. Racing cyclists who show good conduct will be rewarded with two green valve caps, the symbol of the friendly cyclist.
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Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Cantabria Province cleared up an accident where a pedestrian suffered major injuries after a car ran over him. With a couple of plastic pieces found at the accident spot, investigators were able to identify the type of vehicle and, afterwards, to find the vehicle involved and to detain the driver who left the accident spot. The accident happened on 16 April at 0530, when a car run over a pedestrian in road N-634.
The European Commission, for the first time, published a figure last month for the number of people seriously injured on Europe’s roads : 135,000 in 2014.
The release of the data required the adoption, by all EU member states, of a standardised medical definition of what constitutes a serious road injury, as well as a standardised way of collecting the statistics.
In the early hours of this morning ( 24/04/2016), a large scale operation was mounted by the Traffic Branch in the areas of San Gwann, Iklin, Birkirkara, St. Julians, Swieqi, Pembroke and St. Andrews. Various road check points were established in the areas to curb abuses relating to traffic offences in an effort to save lives and keep Maltese roads safer. These yielded the following results:
7 persons were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol which exceeded the legal limit,
In advance of last week's Executive Committee meeting in Rome, TISPOL wrote to the Vatican seeking an Audience with His Holiness The Pope, to mark our 20th anniversary.
TISPOL's Italy Council member Paolo Cestra and and colleagues from the Italian National Traffic Police put arrangements in place to facilitate the audience. The full Executive Committee attended the general audience. Later, TISPOL President Aidan Reid and Paolo Cestra had the opportunity to greet the Holy Father.