Truck safety, mobile phones and disabled parking misuse on the agenda at TISPOL Operational Group meeting in Germany

Published Mon, 19/03/2018 - 08:32

Members of TISPOL's Operational Group (the 'OPG') met in Germany recently, and discussed the following topics:

Plans for Project EDWARD were launched at the meeting.  This year EDWARD is on 19 September and a high-level event on that day will take place in Madrid.  Building on the last two years a series of events will take place in each member country in a combined effort to reduce the number of fatalities on the roads of Europe.

Ireland: Cross border operation by Gardaí, RSA, and the Driver and Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland

Published Fri, 16/03/2018 - 16:08

On the night of 15 March 2018 Gardai from the Commercial Vehicle Unit conducted an intelligence led cross border tripartite operation focusing on tachograph manipulations. Garda personnel along with RSA Enforcement Officers and the Driver and Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland identified a number of targets who were then intercepted at Dublin Port. Gardaí arrested one male for using a magnet to create false records he was taken to Store Street Garda station and charged with dangerous driving and bailed to court in April.

Ireland: RSA and Gardai Urge Road Users to ‘Put on the Green Jersey So Safety Wins!’ this St Patrick’s weekend

Published Thu, 15/03/2018 - 11:19

RSA and Gardai Urge Road Users to ‘Put on the Green Jersey So Safety Wins!’ this St Patrick’s weekend 

Wednesday 14 March 2018. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are appealing to all road users to put on the ‘Green Jersey’ for road safety and show their national pride by making it a safe weekend for everyone on the roads this St Patrick’s weekend.

Spanish crackdown on impaired truck drivers

Published Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:18

Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Murcia intercepted three professional drivers under the influence of drugs & alcohol. From the 26th February to 4th of March 2018, and within the framework of the “TISPOL Truck & Bus Operation” & the Traffic General Directorate (DGT) of Spain “Control of travellers & Goods Transports Operation”, Traffic Police in Murcia performed several road checkpoints along the Province.

Spanish police intercept school bus driver 'drinking alcohol'

Published Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:15

07/03/2018. Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Murcia intercepted a bus driver when transporting 54 students, with a level of alcohol almost two times above the legal level permitted. In highway RM-15, Traffic Police Officers intercepted a bus driver when driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol and transporting 54 passengers on board. In this case, Public involvement was crucial because citizens who observed how the driver was drinking alcohol few minutes before to start driving the bus alerted Guardia Civil Operations Centre.

Police operation: seatbelt enforcement checks to take place across Europe this week

Published Sun, 11/03/2018 - 07:47

Police operation: seatbelt enforcement checks to take place across Europe this week

Police officers across Europe will be warning drivers they are risking their lives by not wearing seatbelts. Vehicle occupants who do not wear their seatbelt will be issued with a penalty. The action is part of a week-long operation coordinated by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, and taking place throughout next week.

Lithuanian crackdown on distracted driving

Published Thu, 08/03/2018 - 15:09

Lithuanian police officers last week launched a series of robust control measures against distracted driving and using of mobile phones while driving. Dozens of driver licences have been seized. 

To help reduce the number of people killed and injured on Lithuanian’s roads, the police have launched a campaign reminding drivers not to use a mobile phone whilst behind the wheel. At the same time, forces have carried out targeted operations to catch traffic offenders.

Lithuanian police mark International Women's Day

Published Thu, 08/03/2018 - 14:00

Congratulations from the Lithuanian Traffic Police on a very snowy International Women's Day! March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Women's Conference in New York to become an "International Woman's Day". This day commemorates the movement for women's rights - to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage, and actually the right to drive.

New EU vehicle safety standards essential to reducing child road deaths

Published Sun, 04/03/2018 - 07:51

More than 8,000 children aged 0-14 years have been killed in road traffic collisions over the last ten years in the European Union, new data show. Half of the children killed were travelling in cars, a third were walking and 13% were cycling, according to a report published today by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).

One in every 13 child deaths in the European Union occurs as a result of a road collision.

Finland: intensive surveillance off heavy traffic

Published Fri, 23/02/2018 - 17:57

The police will conduct an intensive surveillance operation on heavy traffic throughout Finland from Monday to Sunday, 26 February to 4 March 2018. All police departments in Finland will take part in the operation. The aim of the operation is to improve road safety and combat crime associated with the shadow economy and transport.

The intensive surveillance operation is also part of the Europe-wide enforcement theme of the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL).