Police officers across Europe commence a week-long speed enforcement operation starting today (Monday 16 April). During the operation, co-ordinated by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), officers will use a number of speed detection methods across all types of road. The purpose of the operation is to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding, and to remind drivers of the benefits for all road users of driving at speeds that are both legal and appropriate.
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Officers from the police in Basel-Stadt caught five drivers under the influence of drugs. Because of the big event "Streetparade" in Zurich (about 1 million 'ravers'), a traffic control took place on the highway at the border crossings to Germany and France.
The control took place together with the police of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany), the National Gendarmerie (France) an the Swiss Border Guard. The police looked specifically at the ability to drive, and had trained staff on site.
A coach has crashed into the wall of a tunnel in China, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13, state media report.
The coach had left the city of Chengdu en route to Luoyang when it crashed in Shaanxi province just before midnight (16:00 GMT Thursday).
Rescue work was still under way as the injured people were taken to hospital.
Possible causes of the crash was not given.
Deadly road accidents are common in China.
Look both ways before you cross the street; and if you're in Honolulu, make sure to put away your phone, too. This week, the city became the first major U.S. city to pass legislation targeting texters and other "distracted walkers" as they step off the curb. Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed the bill, also known as the "Distracted Walking Law," on Thursday, after it was passed 7-2 earlier this month by the city council.
DELEGATE AND EXHIBITOR bookings are open for the annual conference of the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), which takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport, on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October this year.
The theme for the conference is ‘Safer roads: everybody’s opportunity’ and the speaker line-up includes top-level representatives of:
· the National Police Chiefs Council
· Road Safety GB
· the European Transport Safety Council