Results from the first European Day Without A Road Death (Project EDWARD) have been...
TISPOL is taking the opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the first Project EDWARD (European day Without A Road Death), which took place in 30 countries on Wednesday 21 September.
TISPOL General Secretary Ruth Purdie commented: “We set out to make one day without death on Europe’s roads. That was always going to be a very challenging task, and I know that there were some fatalities.
The TTC Group is supporting a project by traffic police to reduce road deaths and injuries across Europe - and is urging the rest of the UK to back the campaign. The leading UK road safety education organisation today praised Project Edward, a campaign launched by traffic police in countries across Europe to cut casualties in road crashes.
Project Edward stands for European Day Without A Road Death when supporters want people to pledge to reduce risk and improve safety on all road journeys on September 21.
Police in Malta were out early on Sunday morning, carrying out enforcement activity at Triq Tal-Balal at San Gwann, Triq San Gorg and Triq Regjonali, St Julians.
A total of number of 152 vehicles were stopped and inspected, a number of Court charges and Traffic Offence Tickets as listed below where issued:
Seven drivers were tested for alcohol abuse resulting in two drivers refusing to do the Breathalyser Test and one driver resulted Positive with a reading of 51.2ug/100ml
Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Murcia detained a driver who drove 17 kilometres in the opposite way of a highway. The Traffic Operations Centre received several phone calls informing about a car which was being driven by the highway A-33 in the opposite directions lanes, recklessly and causing a high risk to other road users. The driver, a 47 years old female, drove her car dangerously for 17 kilometres. When finally stopped by officers, she showed clear symptoms to be under the influence of alcohol.
Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said “urgent action” is necessary to combat road deaths.
Speaking in the wake of the deaths of 12 people on Irish roads in the last five days, the Minister told The Irish Times road safety was a critical issue. “It’s getting worse and July has been a very hard month,” he said during a visit to Co Tipperary yesterday. “For the families, it’s an absolute tragedy.”
REPRESENTATIVES FROM the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) met European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc in Brussels recently.
TISPOL President Aidan Reid and General Secretary Ruth Purdie joined Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) to discuss Project EDWARD, TISPOL’s new initiative to cut death and injury on Europe’s roads. The first Project EDWARD takes place on Wednesday 21 September 2016.