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Ireland – ‘Operation Enable’ Court Convictions

Published Mon, 08/01/2018 - 06:51

On 5 January, in the Dublin District Court, seven motorists were convicted of offences involving fraudulent use of disabled parking permits. The offences were detected in recent months as part of ‘Operation Enable’ an ongoing initiative to tackle permit misuse, launched last year by Irish Police and led by Sergeant Peter Woods of the Dublin Metropolitan Regional Roads Policing Division.  

Ireland: 2017 sees Record Low of Road Fatalities

Published Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:27

Minister Ross welcomes Garda commitment for another 10% increase in traffic police numbers

Provisional road collision statistics for 2017, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) following an analysis of fatal collision reports supplied by An Garda Síochána, show that there has been a 15% drop in road deaths in 2017 compared to 2016. 

Young German police officer killed in motorway collision

Published Thu, 28/12/2017 - 12:00

A 23-year-old German police officer was killed and two other officers were seriously injured in an accident with a truck on the A61 highway near Viersen, just across the border from the Netherlands. The German police were parked along the highway, waiting for the truck after the Dutch police warned them about the truck's driving behavior, NOS reports.

Remembering Marita

Published Wed, 20/12/2017 - 13:43

It was with great sadness that we learnt this week of the passing of Marita Löytty, a dear friend and colleague of TISPOL and a regular speaker at our Conferences.

Marita worked for the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) as a Special Adviser on driver licensing. Part of her responsibility was managing Trafi’s role in Finland’s nationwide programme for rehabilitating repeat drink driving offenders through the use of alcohol interlocks.  She was a leading European expert in this life-saving area of policy and a regular speaker at ETSC events around Europe.

Ireland: Operation Enable wins RSA 'Leading Lights' award

Published Tue, 19/12/2017 - 12:06

On the 13th December last in Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, Ireland’s Road Safety Authority held their annual ‘Leading Lights’ Awards Ceremony. Now in their tenth year the ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards’ recognise and honour the contribution made by people nationwide in reducing deaths and serious injuries on our roads. Awards are presented in 25 categories to individuals or organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to road safety in their respective fields.

HRH Prince Michael presents Operation Trivium team with International Road Safety Award

Published Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:20

A successful cross-border law enforcement initiative has won one of this year’s Prince Michael International Road Safety awards. Operation Trivium has for the past four years targeted foreign national offenders who utilise the UK’s road network. Results show a clear record of sustained effectiveness over several years and displayed an exemplary use of police resources and international cooperation.

Netherlands rolls out saliva tests for drug driving

Published Sat, 02/12/2017 - 12:12

The Netherlands is the latest country to start road-side saliva tests to catch drug driving offenders.  Early results since the programme launched in July have been described as ‘the tip of the iceberg’.

Like other countries, the Netherlands already had laws against drug driving, but enforcement was based on behavioural characteristics such as poor driving or observing dilated pupils.  Suspected offenders had to be accompanied to a police station for a sample of blood or urine to be taken, this was then sent away for analysis.

TISPOL warns European Transport Committee against changes to truck driver training requirements

Published Sat, 02/12/2017 - 11:59

The European Parliament’s transport committee has backed changes to professional driver training rules that could lead to large numbers of lorries being driven by workers who have received no professional training in addition to their regular HGV driving license.

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