Finnish fines hike brings reduction in offences

Published Mon, 23/11/2015 - 12:02

Doubling summary penal fees has improved traffic behaviour, according to police in Finland. A recent legal amendment has reduced the number of penal orders andl fees issued in September and October.

“These results suggest that doubling the penalties has improved drivers' behaviour on the road,” says Chief Superintendent Heikki Ihalainen of the National Police Board.

Summary penal fees were increased by a government decree from 1 September 2015 onwards. The summary penal fees were doubled, with the exception of the highest fee of 115 euros which was raised to 200 euros.

Trivium 5: police across 12 countries conduct biggest and most ambitious operation targeting foreign criminals on Europe's road network

Published Mon, 23/11/2015 - 09:11

THE LATEST version of a road policing operation to target foreign criminals begins today (23 November). Involving 12 countries and strategic partner agencies, Trivium 5 is the most ambitious and far-reaching yet. 

The operation, co-ordinated by TISPOL, runs through to Friday 27 November, and aims to detect and deter criminals who use the road network to conduct their illegal activities. 

'SMART' policies for tackling drink driving'

Published Fri, 20/11/2015 - 14:06

SMART = 'sober mobility across road transport'

TISPOL recently attended a conference in London on the subject of drink-drive enforcement.

Speakers included

  • Francesca Manchi, Political Officer European Commission Representation in the UK
  • Antonio Avenso  Excutive Director ETSC
  • Elizabeth Shovelton UK Department of Transport Dft
  • Tim Madgwick Deputy Chief Constable North Yorkshire Police
  • Professor Allsop Special Advisor to PACTS


Spain: police detain driving test cheats

Published Thu, 19/11/2015 - 14:42

Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Guadalajara and Soria detained people when they were attending the exam to get their driving licences. The males, natives of Pakistan Bangladesh and two from India, were attending the exam on  5 and 10 November, when they illegally tried to get the answers to the exam questionnaire using their smart-phones. According to the Spanish Penal Code, they were charged with an offence against the Public Administration. A third person outside supported them to get the correct answers.

Pedestrian warning as casualties peak

Published Wed, 11/11/2015 - 07:33

Pedestrians and drivers are being warned to be extra vigilant this November as deaths and serious injuries for these groups are higher than in any other month of year.
UK data from 2010-2014 shows serious pedestrian casualty incidents rise from an average low of 397 in August to a peak of 565 in November, an increase of 42 per cent
Serious car user casualties also peak in November, averaging 832
On average there are 2,135 serious casualties on Britain’s roads every November

Driver detained after leaving crash scene

Published Tue, 10/11/2015 - 08:27

Spain: Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Murcia detained a driver for leaving a traffic accident spot after causing critical injuries to a motorcyclist. The driver left the accident scene without providing any support to the injured motorcyclist. After the investigation, the driver was charged for offences against the Traffic Safety and neglecting the aid support. Another person who was in the car when the accident took place was also charged for covering-up.