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.


German motorists take speed warning to heart

During the sixth German ‘blitz’ marathon speed control operation, motorists have by and large obeyed speed limits.  After the end of large-scale speed control actions in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony, Interior Minister Ralf Jäger said: "Motorists have taken the ‘I have respect for life’ motto to heart and are driving responsibly. That is our goal. We are adhering to our strategy of more speed checks and more transparency. In the autumn there will be another federal-wide ‘blitz’ flash- Marathon."

Ireland to stage phone enforcement operation

A targeted Mobile Phone Enforcement Operation will take 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.

Dutch National Road Safety Research Institute examines effectiveness of daytime running lights

Europe decided that as from 2011, new types of passenger cars and delivery vans must be fitted with lights that automatically switch on when the car is started. Now SWOV, the Dutch National Road Safety Research Institute, has published research to show that road users who do not carry lights during the daytime, pedestrians and cyclists, can benefit from DRL.

Finnish Police benchmark the Netherlands' 'Flexible Intervention Team' approach

Utilising TISPOL's network and common working methods, the  Chief of the Finnish National Traffic Police (NTP) Kari Rantala led a Road policing expert group to the Netherlands to learn more about the Flexible Intervation Team (Flex Team) approach used there.

TISPOL president speaks at Polish parliament conference

The second International Conference Victims of Road Accidents – Our Shared Responsibility has just concluded in Poland. The Conference was held under the auspices of Speaker of the...

TISPOL reaction to EC Road Safety Plan, launched 20 July 2010

TISPOL welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s new road safety programme, in which it sets a new target of cutting deaths on Europe’s roads by a half over...

TISPOL wishes you a happy and safe Christmas holiday

TISPOL President Koen Ricour writes: "On behalf of everyone at TISPOL, may I take this opportunity to thank you for your support in 2012 and to wish you - and your family - a happy and safe Christmas holiday. 

If you are out on the road in bad weather during the holiday period, then please do take care:

Make sure your vehicle lights are clean and working. Check your battery, fluid levels, windscreen wipers, antifreeze and tyres, too. 

Traffic police officers from Poland and Hungary visit Norway