TISPOL is committed to reducing death, serious injury and crime on Europe's roads. Its activities are guided by research, intelligence, information and experience, to produce measurable results that contribute to reducing casualties and making roads safer.


Irish authorities announce national 'Slow Down Day'

Ireland's Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have appealed to drivers ahead of the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend to reduce their speed by taking part in a national ‘Slow Down” day, which will take place for a 24 hour period, from 7am on Friday 30th– 7am Saturday 31st May 2014.

Snow causes travel disruption in parts of Europe

LESS THAN a month before the summer solstice, snow has returned to cause road chaos in parts of Europe. In parts of Scotland on Thursday, residents said it felt as though winter had never left, as people awoke to a blanket of snow.

An Arctic blast of wintry weather brought blizzards and icy temperatures to the North-east of Scotland. Two roads were closed by drifting snow, with many others only passable with care.

Dubai launches incentive points scheme to reward good driving

DRIVERS in the United Arab Emirates are to be offered vouchers for good behaviour. Under a new 'White Points' incentive scheme launched by Dubai Police last week, drivers in the emirate will be awarded a point for every month they keep a clean sheet of traffic fines. After 12 months they can exchange them for gift vouchers or use them to cancel black points accrued before or after the clean sheet.

TISPOL Conference 'a resounding success'

Delegates have praised the quality, relevance and value ot this year's TISPOL conference, which has just finished in Manchester. Among the speakers was   Jean Paul Gailly (pictured), from the... 

Finnish 'raids' help bring down numbers of drink drivers

THE NATIONALTraffic Police in Finland has carried out nationwide drink driving 'raids' since 1978. These raids are accompanied by a scientific study conducted by the National Institute for Health and Welfare experts. During these raids, police breathalyse all drivers. This means that annually more than 100, 000 breath tests during these operations. (In Finland around 2 million breath tests are conducted by the police on a yearly basis). Breath testing sessions are organized in the spring and autumn at the same days, times and places every year.

Austrian winter tyres warning

New rules for winter tyres are in place across Austria. Until 15 April, heavy goods vehicles on all roads in Austria must be fitted at least on one propeller shaft with... 

Trucks seized in Estonian-led checks at Russian border

Estonian traffic police together with colleagues from the Baltic Sea region have just conducted an operation of heavy goods...

Killer driver jailed for using two mobile phones

A female driver who killed a man while using two mobile phones behind the wheel has been jailed. Marina Usaceva had told police she was not using a phone after crashing her car into the back of another, killing 32-year-old Sukhdeep Singh Johal.

The prosecuting barrister told a court that 31-year-old Ms Usaceva continued to deny using the phones despite the findings of a police investigation. She had previously been caught twice using her phone behind the wheel and her licence was endorsed in 2009 and 2012.

UK: Many injured in multiple collision

More than sixty people have been injured as 130 vehicles were involved in a series of crashes in thick fog on the Sheppey crossing in the south of England. Eight of those hurt in the collisions, which took place in thick fog, sustained serious injuries.

Ambulance crews said 35 casualties needed hospital treatment in what were described as "horrendous scenes".

The A249 bridge was closed for more than nine hours and reopened to traffic at about 17:30.

Bulgaria salutes its Traffic Officer of the Year

The Jubilee 20th Traffic Police Officer of Bulgaria National Contest was held recently in the town of Veliko Tarnovo. Officers from the Regional Traffic Police Departments took part. Special guests at the event included senior traffic police officers from Greece and Romania.