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Police officers across Europe are conducting speed enforcement operations all this week, starting on Monday 17 August. During the TISPOL operation, 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.
RESULTS FROM last month’s TISPOL drink-drive enforcement operation reveal 17,006 drink-drive offences from 1,124,163 roadside breath tests. Motorists in 28 European countries were also checked for drugs, and 2,764 offences were detected. The operation took place between 1 and 7 June.
TISPOL President Aidan Reid said: “Any time a person gets behind the wheel after drinking alcohol is one time too many. These figures show that there are still people who think it’s acceptable to drink and drive.
- 87 disqualified drivers arrested and charged since 22 June, plus a further 30 drivers charged with multiple offences
- Prison sentences imposed on 4 disqualified drivers
- 3 other disqualified drivers convicted to date
- Gardaí charge on average 3 disqualified drivers per day
An Egyptian national who attacked a traffic police officer in the Maltese town of Floriana during the Isle of MTV concert has been sentenced to 11 months imprisonment. Tamer Mohamed Hussein Rozik was also ordered to pay a fine of €5,000 fine and €1,759.04 in damages.