More than half a million drivers detected in European speed operation

Published Thu, 24/09/2015 - 13:01

Results from a pan-European speed control operation in August show that 549,000 drivers were detected for breaking speed limits. Police officers in 27 countries took part in the operation, which was co-ordinated by the TISPOL.

Of the final total of 549,237 detections, 192,654 were made directly by police officers and 356,583 came from automatic technical means.

Book your place at this year's TISPOL Road Safety Conference

Published Mon, 24/08/2015 - 07:29

DELEGATE AND EXHIBITOR bookings remain open for TISPOL's annual conference, which takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport, on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 October. The theme for the conference is ‘We’re all more vulnerable than we think’ and the focus for the two days will be on sharing strategies for the protection of vulnerable road users in Europe.

European speed enforcement operation runs all this week

Published Mon, 17/08/2015 - 06:22

Police officers across Europe are conducting speed enforcement operations all this week, starting on Monday 17 August. During the TISPOL operation, 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.

European drink-drive operation results show too many drivers are still ignoring warnings

Published Mon, 10/08/2015 - 09:21

RESULTS FROM last month’s TISPOL drink-drive enforcement operation reveal 17,006 drink-drive offences from 1,124,163 roadside breath tests. Motorists in 28 European countries were also checked for drugs, and 2,764 offences were detected. The operation took place between 1 and 7 June.

TISPOL President Aidan Reid said: “Any time a person gets behind the wheel after drinking alcohol is one time too many. These figures show that there are still people who think it’s acceptable to drink and drive. 

Europol supports Operation Trivium 4 in the UK and The Netherlands

Published Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:43

Europol has supported UK and Dutch law enforcement authorities in a weeklong operation to tackle criminality across the UK and The Netherlands through national roads policing.

Operation Trivium 4 ran simultaneously in various locations in England, Wales and The Netherlands. It targeted foreign national offenders who utilise the road networks, as well as human trafficking, organised property crime and drugs trafficking.

Three police officers die in road collisions: TISPOL expresses sympathy to bereaved families

Published Fri, 03/07/2015 - 09:31

Two Police officers from the German Federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia died in a collision on the A44 motorway. Interior Minister Ralf Jäger said in a press statement that he was deeply saddened by the deaths of the 46 -year-old woman and her 51-year-old colleague.