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More than 400,000 drivers detected in week-long speed operation

Published Thu, 12/09/2019 - 08:54

Results from a pan-European speed control operation in August show that more than 440,000 drivers were detected for breaking speed limits. A total of 17 countries took part in the operation, which was co-ordinated by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL). 

Of the final total of 440,414 detections, 149,219 were made directly by police officers and 299,392 came from automatic technical means. 

Compared with the same period in 2018,m the infringement rate has declined a little from 19.9% to18.7%.

Support #ProjectEDWARD on 26 September

Published Sat, 31/08/2019 - 08:36

We're supporting #ProjectEDWARD again this year, and we ask you to share its messages.

The most important thing is to get our road safety message to as many road users as possible throughout September.  Follow @ProjectEDWARD on social media channels (such as @ProjectEDWARD on Twitter), look out for posts, police teams, road safety partners and everyday road users tagged #ProjectEDWARD and like and share, alongside your own message of support.

Results from July truck and bus operation show big rise in drink and drug offences

Published Wed, 28/08/2019 - 06:09

A WEEK-LONG police safety operation across Europe has led to the removal from the road of some 1,326 trucks and buses for dangerous defects. The action followed checks of more than 322,772 trucks across 27 countries between 22 and 28 July.  Co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Road Policing Network, the operation saw police carrying out a wide range of safety inspections that focused on speeding, alcohol, drugs, seatbelt use, tachograph infringements, excess weight, dangerous loading and document offences. 

Roads policing officer death: ten questioned for murder

Published Fri, 16/08/2019 - 11:06

Ten people aged between 13 and 30 are being questioned on suspicion of murdering a police officer who was dragged along a road by a vehicle.

PC Andrew Harper, 28, who got married four weeks ago, died on Thursday while responding to reports of a burglary.

He was killed on the A4 Bath Road in the Berkshire village of Sulhamstead.

Thames Valley Police Chief Constable John Campbell said the death of PC Harper had left the entire force "shocked and saddened".

Wellbeing of commercial drivers boosted by group activity

Published Thu, 15/08/2019 - 16:31

The mental health of those working in the commercial vehicle, transport and logistics sectors has become a big focus in recent years.

Much of this has been driven, of course, by a changing culture in wider society and by greater awareness and willingness to talk about mental health matters.

It’s becoming more important than ever for employers to take steps to protect the mental wellbeing of team members, if they are to avoid losing their best people.