161 Drivers Suspended Hours within New Year




8 JAN 2021 - 161 drivers had their license suspended for violations during New Years night, ROADPOL member Bulgarian Traffic Police announced.

More than 5000 violations were detected by the enforcement officers just for the short period of 31 December 2020 – 1 January 2021, Chief Inspector Lachezar Bliznakov from the police force reported.


ROADPOL Salutes Leaving Distinguished ECR Officer


JAN 2021 - European road policing network ROADPOL bid farewell to retiring distinguished Euro Contrôle Route (ECR) officer Mr. Gerard Schipper.

IMG 6492A General Delegate of ECR, Mr. Schipper has for almost 20 years been the ROADPOL (previously TISPOL) liaison of the organisation and has been involved with TISPOL since the very creation of the network. For his outstanding contribution to road safety and security in Europe Mr. Schipper was granted the President Award of TISPOL in 2019. 

New Team to Handle ROADPOL Communications


4 JAN 2021 - New team has been assigned to manage ROADPOL's communications.

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The duo, Deyan and Elena Dyankov, will have the task of defining ROADPOL messages target groups and media channels. The couple will manage the Traffic Police Associations's press releases and newsletters and will create a long-term communication plan  for ROADPOL's activities. The team will also aspire to strengthen ROADPOL's social media presence and administer ROADPOL's websites www.roadpol.eu and www.roadpolsafetydays.eu. Deyan and Elena will handle events and press conferences for ROADPOL and overall, ensure consistent corporate identity for the European Roads Policing Network.

The Dyankov team believe their joint experience, education and background will help them do a great job for ROADPOL.

From 12th to 18th October 2020, the Europe-wide ROADPOL Control Week "Truck and Bus” took place, which focuses on the control of commercial goods and passenger transport. Over the year 28 European countries participate in this operations.

Despite the great attention that many police forces have to devote to the COVID19 pandemic, 17 countries nevertheless took part in this action. According to their feedback, 206.304 trucks and 119.081 buses were checked.


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Operation Results


During this control week 59.501 violations were found (trucks: 68.791, buses: 10.392).

33.158 times the onward journey had to be prohibited until the proper condition of the vehicles or load had been restored, thereof 2.539 trucks and 619 buses. This is roughly equal to the numbers in the same month in 2019.

The violation rates were 33,34% for freight transport and 5,96% for buses. For freight traffic, this means that a violation was found in 1 in 3 trucks checked. Fortunately, that number is lower for buses. This shows that freight traffic represents a major risk to road safety and that monitoring is still necessary.
European police officers have a very high standard of training in heavy traffic controls, which is reflected in the high complaint rate.


Ladung Most of the offences were found in the areas of technical offences and vehicle documents law for busses and in the areas of speed, legislation on driving and rest times and tachograph settings:
10.426 drivers (trucks 10.029, buses 397) offended against Europe-wide valid social regulations, meaning they drove their

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Don’t drink and drive – Go Pink for life



Today we would like to present you a very special initiative against drink-driving.
Don’t drink and drive – Go Pink for life

On 05.01.2020, seven young Germans died when a drunk driver (27) drove into their group in Luttach, South Tyrol / Italy. Ten other people were injured in the accident, some of them seriously.

They only had to cross the zebra crossing to reach their hotel.

The result of the blood test of the driver showed a value of 2 %o. No brake marks were found.

The families, the injured and traumatised victims have been struggling ever since to come to terms with their grief and consternation about this accident.

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Initiator of the #GoPinkForLife initiative is