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Technology used for tachograph fraud is becoming more complex and sophisticated

Published Tue, 02/02/2016 - 07:31

Despite more stringent measures in European legislation to combat tachograph tampering, especially in the field of technology, the Dutch and Belgian traffic services currently detect an increasing number of technologically very refined manipulations. These manipulations of the tachograph systems are such that they can only be realized by technical experts.

Jail for motorist who deliberately drove at cyclist

Published Thu, 28/01/2016 - 07:03

A motorist has been jailed for more than two years after being found guilty of deliberately driving head-on at two cyclists to either force them off the road or "scare the living daylights" out of them.

Dean Goble, 40, targeted them in two separate incidents 10 days apart nearly two years ago in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

The two cyclists, David Jones and Jeremy Maiden, were each riding alone when suddenly from the opposite direction Goble swerved at them head-on in his dark blue V-reg Peugeot 206 hatchback car.

Global road safety webinar takes place on Wednesday 27 January

Published Tue, 26/01/2016 - 13:22

The 2nd Global high level conference on Road Safety was held in Brasilia, in November 2015.This essential event was organized by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the Government of Brazil.
If you were unable to travel to Brazil and would like to know the outcome of the meeting, join us for this free webinar.

Road rage incident lands Maltese criminal back in jail

Published Wed, 13/01/2016 - 14:21

A man with no less than 50 convictions was sent to prison today after a court heard how he drove over a policeman's foot in a case of road rage on Christmas Eve.

Angelo Tanti, 54, of Fgura this morning pleaded guilty to all 11 charges brought against him and apologised for his actions, before Magistrate Ian Farrugia who presided the case.

During court proceedings it emerged that Mr Tanti refused to stop after being flagged for not giving way at a roundabout close to the Regional Road traffic lights.

Drivers with 40+ penalty points are still allowed on the road, motoring organisation finds

Published Thu, 07/01/2016 - 09:57

Three drivers with more than 40 points on their driving licences are still allowed on the road, according to a Freedom of Information request to the DVLA by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). The enquiry also found that 13 people in Britain currently have 28 or more points on their driving licence, the worst of those amassing 51 points.

In addition, the numbers of drivers with 12 or more points has gone up by 9% in just seven months between March and October 2015 – from 6,884 to 7,517 (reference 1).

Happy New Year from TISPOL

Published Tue, 05/01/2016 - 10:59

TISPOL would like to take this opportunity to wish all road users a very Happy New Year and a safe 2016. Thank you for your effort to keep safe and save lives in 2015 and please do include road safety in your list of New Year resolutions. Reduce the risks you face and the risks you pose to others...  take personal responsibility for your own safety and the safety of other road users. 

Thank you

Road safety group calls for mandatory driver eye tests

Published Mon, 04/01/2016 - 13:32

Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to introduce compulsory eyesight testing for all drivers at regular intervals. GEM says better regulation of eyesight tests for drivers would cut collisions and make Britain’s roads safer. A detailed test of a driver’s visual acuity and field of view should be required every 10 years, according to GEM.

GEM chief executive David Williams MBE comments: “We are worried that a large number of drivers have not had their eyes tested for many years – and some have never had a test.

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