TISPOL supports call for urgent action on vehicle safety standards

Published Wed, 24/05/2017 - 08:45

A coalition of industry, NGOs, consumer groups and cities are calling on the European Commission to bring forward new minimum safety standards for new cars, vans and trucks, after years of delays. The European Commission is expected to announce a new package of transport legislation next week, the groups are calling for an announcement on updates to vehicle safety regulations to be included.

Single vehicle deaths in Greece are EU's highest

Published Tue, 23/05/2017 - 08:36

Greece has the highest rate of deaths in the European Union due to single-vehicle collisions (SVC), or a road accident in which only one vehicle is involved.

According to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), SVCs are responsible for one third of road fatalities in the EU in the 2013-2015 period.

In Greece, however, they were the cause of 42 percent of road deaths, ahead of Luxembourg and Cyprus with 41 percent, Belgium with 38 percent, Norway with 37 percent and France with 36 percent.

Swedish officers visit Luxembourg

Published Sat, 20/05/2017 - 11:40

Three members of the Swedish police (Swedish Police Authority, National Operations Department) have been visiting Luxembourg. The main concern was the implementation of European Directive 2014/47 / EU on heavy load control, as Luxembourg has already transposed this text into national law.

This Directive requires that a minimum number of so-called 'Roadside Inspections' have to be carried out.

Details of how to prepare and submit your Project EDWARD video message

Published Mon, 08/05/2017 - 10:14

As part of the 2017 #ProjectEDWARD awareness-raising activity, we're asking you to demonstrate your support by recording your own short video message for the website.

For details of what to record and where to send it, just take a look at our leaflet with a few suggestions and some simple instructions.

We have 10 in-car first aid kits to give to the senders of what we think are the 10 most interesting and original messages.

England and Wales: tougher new speeding penalties in place from 24 April

Published Mon, 24/04/2017 - 07:07

Motoring groups have welcomed tougher new punishments for the most serious speeding offences. 

Drivers caught excessively exceeding legal limits will now be hit with harsher penalties in England and Wales.

Magistrates will be empowered to fine motorists caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone, or 101mph on a motorway, 150% of their weekly income rather than the previous level of 100%.

Conference 2017: bookings open

Published Tue, 18/04/2017 - 08:00

This year’s TISPOL Conference offers a fantastic opportunity to hear some of  the latest thinking  in the field of casualty reduction, deterrent, post-collision response, enforcement and protection of vulnerable road users. It’s your chance to play your part, and to network with police officers, policymakers, practitioners and equipment manufacturers from far and wide.