the raging pandemic does not retreat and neither do we in our constant effort to enhance Road Safety across the continent.
In this edition.... Find out the results of our flagship Speed Marathon which ROADPOL members performed in April as part of our broad Operation Speed. Less traffic, but still more speed-related offences!
Discover some interesting data on drivers distraction and read our report on how tolerance and solidarity between drivers and cyclists is promoted.
Also save the date for the upcoming 2021 ROADPOL Seminar which time and venue we are now happy to announce.
Stay alive and save lives!
Heinz Albert Stumpen
ROADPOL General Secretary
Speeding violation rate increased 88%, results of ROADPOL's 2021 Speed Marathon show
2.003.801 drivers were checked by 12.418 police officers in 16 countries during the annual 24-hour event of the European Roads Policing Network. As a result 136.337 drivers were found in violation. 90.682 of them were pulled over to get a fine and a lecture on the risks of speeding at 7.971 checkpoints across the continent. Additional 45.655 drivers received a fine by post after violations were detected by speed camera.
8.600 police officers at 3.100 road checkpoints performed a nationwide enforcement operation on cycling in Germany.
The operation under the name “Safe Mobile Living – Focus on Cycling” (German: "Sicher Mobil Leben - Radfahrende im Blick") was centered on cycling and the associated road traffic risks. A total of 68.338 road users were checked with 45.197 of them using different types of bicycles, e-bikes or pedelecs. Read more
One In Ten Admit To
One in ten motorists admit to regularly texting while driving, research shows.
The survey, focused on driver attitudes and behaviour, also revealed that 9% of motorists admit to driving and talking on a handheld mobile phone and 9% of motorists regularly check mobile apps while behind the wheel.Read more
Save The Date:
2021 ROADPOL Seminar
2021 ROADPOL Seminar will be carried out on 3-4 August. The seminar will be virtually hosted by the German Police University in Münster. Due to the pandemic the event will be carried out entirely online.
Follow our future newsletters for more details on program and speakers.