Project EDWARD: this Thursday

Published Mon, 18/09/2017 - 09:07

Project Edward is THIS THURSDAY!

After months of preparation, meetings, tweets, blogs, pledges et all, PROJECT EDWARD is this THURSDAY 21st September 17.

We are all sincerely hoping that all the wonderful activities that have sprung from this brilliant idea, come together to make a difference this week.

After another weekend of pure carnage and abject misery on UK roads (no doubt replicated across Europe), we ALL need to work together to cut road deaths.

Week of speed enforcement across Europe starts Monday 21 August

Published Fri, 18/08/2017 - 08:05

Police officers across Europe commence a week-long speed enforcement operation starting today (Monday 21 August). During the operation, co-ordinated by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), officers will use a number of speed detection methods across all types of road. The purpose of the operation is to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding, and to remind drivers of the benefits for all road users of driving at speeds that are both legal and appropriate.

Deadly tunnel crash kills at least 36 in China

Published Fri, 11/08/2017 - 07:03

A coach has crashed into the wall of a tunnel in China, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13, state media report.

The coach had left the city of Chengdu en route to Luoyang when it crashed in Shaanxi province just before midnight (16:00 GMT Thursday).

Rescue work was still under way as the injured people were taken to hospital.

Possible causes of the crash was not given.

Deadly road accidents are common in China.

Honolulu passes legislation to ban pedestrian texting

Published Mon, 07/08/2017 - 08:11

Look both ways before you cross the street; and if you're in Honolulu, make sure to put away your phone, too. This week, the city became the first major U.S. city to pass legislation targeting texters and other "distracted walkers" as they step off the curb. Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed the bill, also known as the "Distracted Walking Law," on Thursday, after it was passed 7-2 earlier this month by the city council.

2017 Conference: ‘Safer roads: everybody’s opportunity’

Published Fri, 28/07/2017 - 07:46

DELEGATE AND EXHIBITOR bookings are open for the annual conference of the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), which takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport, on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October this year.  

The theme for the conference is ‘Safer roads: everybody’s opportunity’ and the speaker line-up includes top-level representatives of:

·      the National Police Chiefs Council

·      Road Safety GB

·      the European Transport Safety Council

Concern over Finnish proposals to weaken traffic law

Published Thu, 13/07/2017 - 09:28

The Finnish road safety authority, Liikenneturva, has criticised a government proposal to weaken a number of key aspects of road safety.

The proposals include a revision to Finland’s world-renowned system of linking fines for traffic offences to income known as the ‘day fine’. The government’s proposal is in future to only apply the system in cases where the speed limit has been exceeded by 30 km/h or more.

Bavaria bus crash: 17 feared dead after collision on A9 autobahn near Münchberg

Published Mon, 03/07/2017 - 10:27

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives in yesterday's tragic collision in Bavaria. A bus is believed to have burst into flames after colliding with a truck on the A9 autobahn. Police in Bavaria say 17 people remain unaccounted for, with at least 31 injured. 

Switzerland cancels alcohol interlock programme

Published Fri, 30/06/2017 - 10:25

Switzerland has announced plans to cancel implementation of an alcohol interlock programme for convicted drink drivers one week after receiving ETSC’s PIN Award for long-term efforts to reduce road safety.

In a report published on 28 June, the Swiss government published a report showing its Via Secura programme had been successful in cutting collisions. At the same the government announced that it was cancelling plans to introduce an alcohol interlock programme for drink driving offenders in 2019 citing cost concerns.