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Police across Europe prepare for latest speed enforcement marathon

Published Mon, 18/04/2016 - 18:58

POLICE OFFICERS across Europe are preparing for their latest "Speed Marathon", taking place from 0600 on Thursday 21 April to 0600 on Friday 22 April. The 24-hour initiative forms part of TISPOL’s week-long speed enforcement operation, running from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 April.

The Speed Marathon concept was devised two years ago in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Here, members of the public have once again been invited to vote on the locations where they would like speed enforcement measures to take place.

UK: a new look and feel for RoSPA

Published Wed, 13/04/2016 - 08:37

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has revealed its new look, as the family safety charity shifts its focus in a continued drive to save lives and reduce life-changing injuries.

After more than 20 years, RoSPA is saying goodbye to the “red square” logo that has become synonymous with accident prevention at home, on the road, at work, in the water and at leisure facilities, and, through the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards, is internationally-recognised as the mark of quality for workplace health and safety.

Poland: police officers and motorcyclists together

Published Wed, 13/04/2016 - 08:32

Police traffic officers from Wodzislaw (Slaskie region) took part in a road safety initiative recently. The initiative was directed at car drivers, encouraging them to "Look in the mirrors – motorcycylists are everywhere". Officers stopped vehicles, and motorcyclists appealed to drivers about paying more attention on the roads. Motorcyclists offered some gifts for drivers who support the action.

Spain: police intercept driver at 297km/h

Published Fri, 01/04/2016 - 14:48

Guardia Civil Traffic Police Force in Madrid recently detained a driver intercepted at a speed of 297 km/h. A Spanish-registered Porsche 911 was intercepted in Highway R4 at a speed of 297 Km/h. When the car was stopped and the driver identified, it was found out that the 36 years old Spanish National male suffered a disability which prohibited him from driving any vehicle at a speed exceeding 100 km/h.

In addition, officers realised that his driving licence was withdrawn because of penalty points, and that the car didn’t have a valid insurance.

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