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European drink-drive operation results show most drivers are obeying the rules

Published Fri, 19/07/2019 - 06:00

  • One in 64 drivers tested was over the limit in this year’s operation, compared with one in 59 in 2013
  • 15,724 alcohol offences from 1,010,000 breath tests in 26 countries
  • 4,760 drug offences recorded
  • 28 TISPOL member countries across Europe took part 
  • More than 750 other crimes (drug possession, firearms, human trafficking, stolen goods) also detected during alcohol tests

 

Netherlands: police officers use buses and coaches to detect distracted drivers

Published Wed, 10/07/2019 - 12:00

In the Netherlands, much attention is paid to distraction in traffic through the use of a mobile phone. In order to take enforcement action, regular checks have recently been carried out using a coach, truck or motorhome to be able to properly observe the violations.

On June 19 and 20, during a major traffic check on the motorways in the provinces Gelderland and Overijssel, the traffic police handed out more than 500 fines. The police used the "bus" during the check.

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