TISPOL is committed to reducing death, serious injury and crime on Europe's roads. Its activities are guided by research, intelligence, information and experience, to produce measurable results that contribute to reducing casualties and making roads safer.


Dutch police co-operation minimises impact of Gumball 3000

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.

Convicted Finnish drink-drivers 'shun Alcolocks'

The use of breathalyser ignition locks which prevent driving while under the influence of alcohol remains rare in Finland. For about two years, motorists convicted of a DUI have...

Ireland to stage phone enforcement operation

More than 300 detections have been made on the first morning of a targeted mobile phone enforcement operation, taking place across Ireland on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 April 2014. The aim of the operation is to make drivers aware of the dangers of using a mobile phone, and to detect offending motorists. Intercepting such distracted drivers will modify driver behaviour, thus making the roads safer for all road users.

More than 100,000 vehicle occupants detected in European seatbelt operation

Results from a recent pan-European seatbelt control operation show that more than 100,000 drivers and passengers were detected for not wearing seatbelts. A total of 24 countries took part in the operation, which was co-ordinated by TISPOL.

Of the final total of 104,838 detections, 3,245 related to children not wearing seatbelts or other safety restraints. The remaining 101,593 offences related to adult vehicle occupants.

Bulgaria and Romania to develop joint enforcement operations along shared border region

The recent Bulgarian bus crashThe recent Bulgarian bus crashTraffic police chiefs from Bulgaria and Romania have agreed to develop joint enforcement operations along their shared border regions. The agreement satisfies the requirements of the TISPOL Activity Programme, within the Lifesaver Project, in which a series of joint activities to be undertaken by the member countries are provided.

ICADTS Conference 2013, Brisbane

ICADTS Conference: Abstract call opens for T2013

 Prepare your board shorts and sunglasses - for the first time in almost 20 years, the triennial ICADTS Conference will return to Australia next year and abstracts are invited.

 T2013 Conference Chair and CARRS-Q Director Professor Barry Watson said planning for T2013 was progressing well with the strong early commitment of sponsors and exhibitors and a stimulating scientific program unfolding.

New tyre regulations launched in Romania

The Romanian government has updated its winter trye regulations, with a new array of severe penalties for drivers of vehicles not properly equipped.

Regular Dutch polls reveal most disliked driving behaviour

How about this initiative for promoting better cooperation between police and public? From time to time, the Dutch National Traffic Police (KLPD) carries out surveys of...

Italian senate approves new traffic rules

The Italian Senate has definitively approved the new traffic rules, with 145 votes for and 122 abstentions
Italians will follow the new rules on road safety as early as next summer exodus, starting...

Slovakia leads on cutting road deaths in Europe

Slovakia has made the most progress in saving lives since an EU target to halve road deaths by 2020 was set four years ago, according to analysis by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), authors of a new report.  Data for the period 2010-2013 reveal that Slovakia made a dramatic 37% reduction in total deaths of road users.