We're pleased to share with you the latest quarterly bulletin from the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety. This includes a case study from Scotland on their recent reduction of the drink-drive limit, as well as a report from the American Automobile Association on marijuana and driving.
News and Events
An Garda Síochána and GoSafe conducted a large scale national speed enforcement operation "Slow Down” between 7am Friday 27th May and 7am Saturday 28th May 2016.
The objective was to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. Since 7am yesterday morning, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe has checked the speed of 176,521 vehicles with 322 detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.
Notable speed occurrences:
On Friday 13 May a joint road check operation was carried out between Malta's Traffic Branch, Drug Squad, Dog Section and RIU. This road check yielded the following results:
2 persons were arrested for possession of Drugs
4 vehicles were found to be driven with an expired circulation licence
1 vehicle was being driven without a valid insurance cover
2 vehicles were being driven with lights not in accordance with the law and
1 driver was booked for dangerous driving
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.