Police conducted a special control operation last week, focusing on heavy traffic. Officers detected 270 violations of driving times and rest periods. The journey of 14 vehicles was completely interrupted due to the poor condition of the vehicle. A total of 122 penalties were issued for these offences.
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A man was jailed for three months by a Dublin District Court and fined €5,600 on 22 September, for illegally posting signs on street furniture in the Dublin area. The conviction was part of an ongoing operation by members of the Dublin Metropolitan Regional Roads Policing Unit, to address the issue of ‘Distracted Driving’ by tackling those responsible for illegally posting advertisement signs on traffic lights and other street furniture.
TISPOL is taking the opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the first Project EDWARD (European day Without A Road Death), which took place in 30 countries on Wednesday 21 September.
TISPOL General Secretary Ruth Purdie commented: “We set out to make one day without death on Europe’s roads. That was always going to be a very challenging task, and I know that there were some fatalities.