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300-plus drink and drug driving arrests in Ireland since start of Christmas campaign

Published Wed, 11/12/2019 - 18:45

Since the Christmas Road Safety Campaign started on Friday 29 November 2019, there have been more than300 drivers arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving. 

In total, 264 drivers have been detected driving under the influence of alcohol while 37 persons have been detected driving under the influence of drugs.

Tragically 136 people have lost their lives on Irish roads to date – an increase of 8 in comparison to the same period last year.

Honorary President receives medal from Spain's Guardia Civil

Published Thu, 28/11/2019 - 05:47

TISPOL's Honorary President, Paolo Cestra, recently received the Medal of Spain's Guardia Civil at na ceremony in Madrid. Colonel of the Polizia Stradale, Cestra has been the President of TISPOL for more than two years, ending his term in April 2019. He is currently the Honorary President. Throughout his term, he has been leading the Organization brilliantly, maintaining this organization in which the Agrupacion de Trafico de la Guardia Civil (Spain) is present, always active and strengthened.  

Almost 2,400 Emergency Service Drivers Certified to Higher Driving Standard Since 2014

Published Tue, 26/11/2019 - 19:08

A total of 2,384 emergency service drivers have been certified to the higher Emergency Services Driving Standard (ESDS) since the training system was introduced in 2014, it was announced today by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), along with representatives of the emergency services.

The figures were revealed to mark the fifth anniversary of the introduction of ESDS at an event in the Dublin Fire Brigade Training Facility in Marino Dublin.

Belgrade drug-driving seminar

Published Tue, 12/11/2019 - 12:22

On 6 November, in Belgrade, Serbia, the Seminar on Prevention and Control of Drugs in Traffic was held. The Seminar was organized by the Ministry of Interior of Serbia, the Road Traffic Safety Agency of Serbia and TISPOL. 24 participants from 16 countries, members of TISPOL, took part in the Seminar. There were also heads of Traffic Police Directorates from Serbia, as well as representatives of the Road Traffic Safety Agency.

Results from 'Focus on the Road' operation

Published Sun, 03/11/2019 - 08:34

Distraction in road traffic has risen rapidly as a cause of collisions in recent years. That is the reason that TISPOL continued the operation “Focus on the Road" this year.

From 16 to 22 September 16 countries participated in this operation and checked for the prohibited use of mobile phones, other technical devices and other forms of distraction.

Regulations in European countries are different, but in most of them using a mobile phone without hand-free equipment while driving is forbidden.