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Targeted safety measures needed to prevent road deaths among young drivers

Published Thu, 26/01/2017 - 14:13

Zero tolerance on drink driving, additional hazard perception training and graduated driver licensing schemes should become the norm in order to help tackle the disproportionate risks faced by young drivers and motorcycle riders in Europe, according to a new report. Over 3800 young people (aged 18-24) are killed each year on EU roads, the biggest single cause of death for this age group.

Belgium strengthens alcohol interlock programme

Published Wed, 21/12/2016 - 13:46

The Belgian Minister of Mobility François Bellot is planning to strengthen drink driving laws to require judges to impose alcohol interlocks on recidivist and high level first time offenders and in cases of drunkenness.

Belgium’s alcohol interlock programme began in September 2013, but judges have only imposed the requirement in 42 cases. By far the most common sanction since then was a temporary driving ban, imposed on 19,510 individuals.

Operation Trivium 7: police prepare fresh crackdown on mobile criminality

Published Tue, 22/11/2016 - 06:33

 

Police across the UK are once again cracking down on foreign criminals using the roads. As part of Operation Trivium 7 taking place from Monday 21 to Friday 25 November, officers will be stopping vehicles and checking drivers' details with the purpose of dealing a major blow to mobile criminality across Europe.

Trivium 7 follows the highly successful Trivium 6, which took place in May 2016. During the five days of Trivium 6, the following results were achieved:

STRIDER road safety conference takes place in Zagreb

Published Wed, 16/11/2016 - 05:45

We're pleased to be in Croatia for a road safety seminar to be held in Zagreb. The event, organised jointly with the European Transport Safety Council, sits within the two-year STRIDER Project (1 March 2015 to 28 February 2017. 

STRIDER aims to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on Europe’s roads, as well as promoting efficient cross border co-operation between European Member States concerning the enforcement of traffic rules and the sharing of good practice with traffic police forces across Europe. 

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