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Spain: inspection of commercial vehicles

Published Fri, 03/11/2017 - 11:48

Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Murcia intercepted eleven professional drivers

under the influence of drugs and two drivers under the influence of alcohol. From the

16th to the 22nd of October 2017, and within the framework of the Ministry of Development

“Commercial Vehicles Technical Inspection Plan”, Traffic Police & DGT Officers performed

various road checkpoints along the Province. A total number of 609 vehicles were checked.

Among them, eleven professional drivers were detected with a positive result in the use of

Croatia: 1,000+ locations used in 24-hour speed control operation

Published Wed, 25/10/2017 - 06:10

Croatia conducted 24-speed control, from 06,00 am on 18th October till 06,00 on 19th October on the whole territory of the Republic of Croatia.

On more than 1.000 locations police officers together with fixed speed cameras caught 2.870 speed violations, which is 29% more than in April.

The peration was presented on national TV as well as on a lot of local media.

There was 15 days period prior to operation given to citizens to send locations on which they want police to measure speed.

The peration was successful and police are planning to do it again.

UK announces tougher sentences for killer drivers

Published Sun, 15/10/2017 - 06:54

Drivers who cause death by dangerous driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs could now face life in jail under Government plans.

The maximum sentence for causing death by speeding, racing, or using a mobile phone will be raised from 14 years to life, making the offence equivalent to manslaughter.

A separate offence, causing death by driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs, will also rise from 14 years to life.