Single-vehicle Crashes On The Rise In Estonia

 

Estonia PoliceThe objectives of the traffic safety program in Estonia were not reached. PHOTO: LÄÄNE-HARJU POLICE STATION

16 FEB - A sharp increase in the number of single-vehicle crashes, most often involving a bicycle or a motorcycle, has been registered in 2020, Estonian Transport Administration reported.

During the past year 528 single-vehicle collisions happened – 157 or 43% more than the year before. The ETA is still to analyze the data, but preliminary hypotheses link the increase with more speeding during a year marked by restrictive pandemic measures, lockdowns and low traffic volumes. On the other hand, collisions between multiple vehicles and other traffic accidents decreased remarkably.

ROADPOL Truck&Bus Operation

Successful Despite Pandemic

 

14 FEB 2021 (updated) – ROADPOL flagship operation Truck & Bus was successfully carried out despite restrictive measures imposed in numerous member countries.

 TruckBus 3Truck & Bus Operation was the first of a total of four planned for 2021. PHOTO: INTERNO.IT

The enforcement operation aimed at commercial goods and passenger transport was carried out during the week of 8-14 February. It was the first of four such campaigns planned for 2021.

Traffic Offences in Finland up Despite Empty Roads

 

10 FEB - Traffic offences rose dramatically in 2020, Finland's National Police Board statistics show.

Finland1Cases of driving while intoxicated increased by 10%.                     PHOTO: SOUTHWESTERN FINLAND POLICE DEPARTMENTA total of 131,247 violations were registered, an increase by about 20 per cent compared to the previous year. The numbers are exceptional since traffic volumes declined significantly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Drones Target Road Offenders in Spain

14 FEB - Drones have detected ten offences after monitoring 530 vehicles for a weekend, Spain's road police force, Guardia Civil, announced.

Guardia Civil DronDrones are ever more frequently used by Spanish road enforcement. PHOTO: GUARDIA CIVILThe operation was carried out on different sections of N-432 and N-IV roads in the province of Cordoba in the autonomous community of Andalusia.

Police Smashes Huge Illegal Street Racing Event

11 FEB - A huge illegal racing gathering was knocked down by road police units in Plovdiv, media in Bulgaria reported.

GonkaThe Police was called to the scene by residents outraged by the noise. PHOTO: MVR.BGThe party of more than 100 drivers, snow drift enthusiasts, street racing devotees and just spectators had amassed at a shopping center parking in town.