the new year is rolling at full steam and so does our continuous fight for more safety on the roads and streets of Europe.
In this edition take a look at how the resurgence of the pandemic with the fast spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant negatively affects our campaigns against driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
Further on you can check out how Cyprus is preparing to handle motorcycle delivery road safety.
You can also find out details about a specialized operation by Spain's Guardia Civil against vehicle inspection fraud schemes.
On another aspect of fight against drugs, have a look at Belgian Roan Police's engagement with a world-class operation against dealers and couriers.
Also, read a piece about Finnish Police TV series focused on patrol life across the country.
Stay Alive and Save Lives!
Heinz Albert Stumpen
ROADPOL General Secretary
The recent pandemic restart with the surge of Covid-19 Omicron variant is hampering the fight against alcohol on the roads of Europe.
This was manifested by the results of ROADPOL's latest pan-European “Alcohol & Drugs” operation which took place from 6th to 12th December 2021. Due to the recent viral escalation only about 50% of the member countries took part in the operation, a rare activity drop... Read more
Cyprus To Introduce Airbags For Delivery
Delivery professionals, riding motorcycles or mopeds in Cyprus will need to be equipped with motorcycle airbags.
The change is about to happen should the House of Representatives on the Mediterranean island pass a bill drafted by the Road Transport Department after a suggestion submitted by the Cyprus Police. Read more
Guardia Civil Clamps
Down On Vehicle Inspection Schemes
Spain's Guardia Civil is investigating auto inspection stations (ITV) for turning a blind eye to vehicles with heavy technical irregularities.
Twelve people have been arrested and 51 vehicles have been inspected, which allegedly did not meet the technical conditions necessary for the report issued by the inspectors to be favourable. Read more
Belgian Road Police In A Cutting-edge
Belgian Road Police is taking part in an anti-drug campaign based on new technology to intercept drug transports.
The focus of the campaign is on drug couriers and drug transporters. In order to be more efficient, the police are using a new system that allows them to control vehicles in a more targeted manner. Read more
TV Series Show Police Life Across Finland
The latest production season of the Finnish Police TV series tracks the everyday life of the Police across the country, the Police informed. The documentary television series has been filmed with 11 patrols. During the 14th production season, each episode will show the everyday life of the police through the shifts of three patrols. Read more