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.


Seatbelt enforcement checks to take place across Europe this week

POLICE OFFICERS across Europe will be conducting seatbelt checks throughout the week of 9 to 15 March. Vehicle occupants who do not wear their seatbelt will be issued with a penalty. The action is part of a Europe-wide operation co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, which takes place throughout next week.

TISPOL welcomes official adoption of Cross Border Enforcement directive

TISPOL warmly welcomes the final and official adoption of European legislation relating to Cross Border Enforcement.

Full details of the legal instrument can be viewed here.

Better-resourced road policing across Europe will help cut casualties, says TISPOL

Road deaths fell by just 1% in the EU last year, according to new data released yesterday by the European Commission. The figures suggest that achieving the region's target of halving road deaths by 2020 will now be much more challenging than previously thought

TISPOL welcomes EU decision to proceed with cross border enforcement of traffic penalties

TISPOL has just heard that transport ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed to move forward with a directive on the cross...

More than 75 criminals detected in police checks on buses across Europe

TISPOL co-ordinated a cross border operation recently (10-16 February 2014)  which involved European buses travelling through 18 countries. More than 36,000 vehicles were controlled, resulting in the detection of 6,505 traffic offences and a further 77 crimes.

TISPOL announces details of its 2010 Conference

Delegate bookings are now open for the annual conference of the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), which takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport, on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 September this year. 

Poland: warning to motorists for holiday weekend

THE MAY weekend means a great many families will be travelling to meet relatives and friends. In particular, Poland's roads will be very busy. However, the police are urging drivers to 'use their brain' on the road and adjust their speed to the prevailing conditions.

European traffic police unable to deal effectively with illicit drug driving problem

Drugs Field Impairment TestDrugs Field Impairment TestSpeaking ahead of this year's European Road Safety Day, TISPOL president Wolfgang Blindenbacher said there were still some countries in Europe which currently had not the capability to tackle the problem of driving while impaired by illicit drugs in an efficient manner.

Research from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (presented at TISPOL's annual conference in Harrogate on 1 October) suggests that around one per cent of all car journeys are made by someone who is unfit to drive because of drugs, either illicit or medicinal. Across the EU (population 497 million) that translates to more than eight million journeys every day*.  In Germany (population 83 million) the number is estimated to be 1.4 million* while in the UK (population 60 million) the estimate is around one million*.

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Seven confirmed dead in UK's worst motorway crash for 20 years

The death toll in the UK's worst motorway crash for two decades has been confirmed as seven, police have announced. A further people were 51 injured after 28 cars and six trucks were involved in a multiple collision on a northbound section of the M5 motorway in Somerset on Friday night.

Many of the cars had been melted into the road surface by a fireball which engulfed a 100-yard stretch of the motorway. Four of the confirmed dead were in one vehicle.