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TISPOL supports ETSC call urging EU President to reinstate serious injury reduction target

Published Thu, 11/06/2015 - 06:57

TISPOL joins 11 MEPs, more than 50 experts and representatives of road safety organisations and victims' groups from across Europe to urge European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to reverse his decision to drop the new EU serious injury target.

The letter was sent ahead of Thursday’s meeting of national transport ministers in Luxembourg where the target was announced.  The European Transport Safety Council learnt that the announcement of the target has been dropped and no new date has been set for its publication.

TISPOL supports call for improvements to cyclist and pedestrian safety

Published Thu, 04/06/2015 - 10:11

TISPOL supports today’s call from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) for improvements to the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. 

TISPOL General Secretary Ruth Purdie said: “Since 2010 the reduction in the number of cyclist and pedestrian deaths has slowed down considerably. It is vital that we find new and effective ways to re-invigorate an effective, co-ordinated and sustained casualty reduction initiative across Europe.

Dutch police co-operation minimises impact of Gumball 3000

Published Wed, 27/05/2015 - 10:45

Co-ordinated action across the Netherlands meant there were no significant traffic offences committed by participants and followers of this year’s Gumball 3000 rally. The Central Infrastructure division of the National Dutch Police organised joint enforcement activity with colleagues fom Amsterdam, East Netherland and the Cross Border Policing team. The operation was supported and coordinated by the Operations Unit in Driebergen.

Alcohol and drug seminar concludes in Bristol

Published Tue, 19/05/2015 - 16:30

TISPOL’S SEMINAR ON drink- and drug-driving took place in Bristol on 19 May. The event,which was chaired by TISPOL General Secretary Ruth Purdie, included presentations from police officers, policy makers and scientists from across Europe.

Ruth opened the seminar, with a straightforward message. “We still have many challenges in the field of drink-and drug-driving. Resources will be limited so we will have to look more to causation factors. What do we know about people who are likely to drink and drive or take drugs and drive?” she asked.