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Spain: driver apprehended after 17km journey the wrong way

Published Thu, 11/08/2016 - 08:37

Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Murcia detained a driver who drove 17 kilometres in the opposite way of a highway.  The Traffic Operations Centre received several phone calls informing about a car which was being driven by the highway A-33 in the opposite directions lanes, recklessly and causing a high risk to other road users. The driver, a 47 years old female, drove her car dangerously for 17 kilometres. When finally stopped by officers, she showed clear symptoms to be under the influence of alcohol.

Ireland: Minister for Transport calls for urgent action to combat road deaths

Published Fri, 29/07/2016 - 07:22

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said “urgent action” is necessary to combat road deaths.

Speaking in the wake of the deaths of 12 people on Irish roads in the last five days, the Minister told The Irish Times road safety was a critical issue. “It’s getting worse and July has been a very hard month,” he said during a visit to Co Tipperary yesterday. “For the families, it’s an absolute tragedy.”

TISPOL delegation meets European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc

Published Tue, 19/07/2016 - 08:14

REPRESENTATIVES FROM the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) met European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc in Brussels recently.

TISPOL President Aidan Reid and General Secretary Ruth Purdie joined Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) to discuss Project EDWARD, TISPOL’s new initiative to cut death and injury on Europe’s roads. The first Project EDWARD takes place on Wednesday 21 September 2016.

Read our brand new leaflet all about Project Edward

Published Fri, 08/07/2016 - 13:48

TISPOL’s brand new initiative to cut death and injury on Europe’s roads was launched in Dublin at the end of May. Working alongside the European Commission, politicians, policymakers and road safety partners across Europe, we have chosen Wednesday 21 September 2016 as the first European Day Without A Road Death (Project EDWARD).  

We have begun a countdown to Project EDWARD, and we have now opened the website pledge page for anyone to sign.

US road deaths increase by eight per cent

Published Fri, 08/07/2016 - 09:12

Preliminary data released last month by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show a 7.7 percent increase in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015. An estimated 35,200 people died in 2015, up from the 32,675 reported deaths in 2014.

The NHTSA estimate shows 9 out of 10 regions within the United States had increased traffic deaths in 2015. The most significant increases came for pedestrians and bicyclists.

FEVR victims' association marks 25th anniversary

Published Tue, 05/07/2016 - 09:13

 

The European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) marks its 25th anniversary on 6 July 2016 with an event in Brussels.

Founded in 1991 in Geneva, FEVR has worked for and with road traffic victims – championing their rights and representing their voice. Much has been achieved in the three areas targeted by their campaigns - Road Danger Reduction, Criminal and Civil Justice and Health – but much still remains to be done.

First death in self-driving car reported by manufacturer

Published Fri, 01/07/2016 - 08:00

The first known death caused by a self-driving car has been disclosed by Tesla Motors. The crash occurred in Williston, Florida, on 7 May, after the driver, Joshua Brown, put his Model S into Tesla’s autopilot mode, which is able to control the car during highway driving. 

The car’s sensors system failed to distinguish a large white 18-wheel truck and trailer crossing the highway, Tesla said. The car attempted to drive full speed under the trailer, “with the bottom of the trailer impacting the windshield of the Model S."

TISPOL Conference 2016 flyer

Published Sat, 25/06/2016 - 11:20

Here are the details of the 2016 TISPOL International Road Safety Conference (correct as far as we are able to confirm at the moment). Please take a look at the attached Conference flyer and download for reference. We will update it and confirm everything very shortly.

Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety

Published Mon, 20/06/2016 - 12:46


Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety

Declines in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences are contributing to Europe’s failure to cut the numbers dying in road collisions, according to the European Transport Safety Council, authors of two new reports on road safety.

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