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.

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Belgian Federal and Local police join forces in road safety

The Belgian Federal and Local police have joined forces in road safety matters. With the recent creation of Centrex, a Road...

New research looks to reduce risk from truck blind spots

A new study from Loughborough University shows how blind spots in HGVs could be significantly reduced with a modified cab design that takes advantage of proposed new EU rules on lorry dimensions.The Loughborough team’s design would have an 80cm longer cab with a rounded nose, smaller dashboard, expanded glazed areas and a slightly lower driver position, panoramically expanding the range of sight from behind the wheel.

Police Unite for Speed Safety Drive

Police across Europe will be carrying out speed checksPolice across Europe will be carrying out speed checksA campaign is underway this week to target the biggest killer on Europe’s roads.

Operation Speed will see police in over 20 European countries carrying out checks night and day throughout the week. (Apr 21-27).

Co-ordinated by TISPOL, Operation Speed demonstrates the commitment of Europe’s police to work together to save lives.

Last year over 387,000 drivers were caught speeding during a similar week long operation.
 
TISPOL President Adam Briggs said: “Excess speed leads to thousands of deaths a year on Europe’s roads. We need to ensure it is as socially unacceptable as drink driving.

First German nationwide 24-hour speed 'Blitz Marathon' concludes

Police forces and municipalities across Germany have concluded their first ever nationwide 24-hour speed 'Blitz Marathon'. Speeders were apprehended across federal borders. The successful initiative to improve road safety was conducted for the fifth time in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Characteristic of the Blitz-Marathon is the combination of intensive communication about the fatal consequences of speeding and the publication of control locations on the internet and in local and regional media.

Past president at Gulf Traffic Conference in Abu Dhabi

TISPOL’s past President, Chief Superintendent Pasi Kemppainen, was invited to join the Gulf Traffic 2012 Road Safety Conference in United Emirates capital Abu Dhabi on November 19-20. 2012.

TISPOL looks forward to its annual Conference

DELEGATE AND EXHIBITOR bookings are open for the annual TISPOL  conference, which takes place at the Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh, on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 October this year.  

Road safety campaigners welcome UK government move to reduce drink-drive limit

Road safety campaigners in the UK have welcomed proposals to halve the drink-drive limit.

But they are "horrified" the plans, set to be outlined in a government-backed report, have not...

Finnish study confirms: don't ride with a drink-driver

AS FAR as safety is concerned, drink driving is most dangerous for those who travel in a drink driver's car. According to a new study...

Belgium marks 20 years of the 'BOB' initiative against drink driving

AT THE beginning of December, the 20th 'Bob' campaign commenced. Just before this, the first alcohol tests on the roadside  - the so-called “Bobcontroles” -  were carried out. The campaign and tests will be held until 26 January 2015 . Together the different local and national police forces will test at least 250.000 drivers on alcohol.

New Year 2009 Message from the TISPOL President

Wolfgang Blindenbacher, TISPOL PresidentWolfgang Blindenbacher, TISPOL PresidentThe year ahead brings exciting opportunities to extend our efforts in bringing down road casualties across Europe. A lot of good work has already been done, and we certainly have an exciting agenda of initiatives and programmes that will contribute towards making our roads safer.

The Lifesaver Project has shown the importance of national governments playing their part. If everyone takes individual responsibility, then I have no doubt we can make road safety a real success story for 2009.

It´s important for us all to take a brief inward look and ask what we as individuals have done to improve our own behaviour as road users. Perhaps we have chosen to take a taxi rather than drink alcohol before driving. Perhaps we have made a conscious effort to reduce our speed. Perhaps we´ve been stricter about seatbelt use among those who travel with us.

To everyone who has chosen the safer option, let me say a sincere thank you.  In the short term you may not see the value of this kind of behaviour change, but there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that it contributes to reducing the number of people who die - quite unnecessarily - on the roads of Europe.

Whatever steps we have taken to reduce risk, perhaps we can all find room to do more. I am doing just that and I encourage you to do the same.