through the challenges of the ongoing pandemic ROADPOL's fight for the sake of Road Safety keeps advancing.
We are working hard on elevating ROADPOL's brand identity and thus we are proud to unveil the new logo of our annual Speed Marathon.
New statistics are coming in against the backdrop of our Seat Belt operation which was just yesterday completed. Further, find out the results of our February Truck&Bus Operation which reveal some alarming trends. Also in this edition check out how our members marked the International Women's Day.
Stay save and healthy!
Heinz Albert Stumpen
ROADPOL General Secretary
ROADPOL's annual Speed Marathon will be carried out under a brand-new logo. The new design was unveiled and is set to be used for the upcoming event scheduled for April 21st.
"The new Speed Marathon logo aims at triggering a feeling of alarm in the target audience and conveying the message of the recklessness of speeding”, ROADPOL Communication manager Elena Dyankova explains. Read more
One In Four Auto Occupants Killed
Did Not Buckle Up
Over a quarter of drivers and passengers killed in road traffic collisions were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, show provisional Garda statistics for 2020, published by Ireland's Road Safety Authority. Read more
Manipulating Tachographs On the Rise
Maliciously manipulating tachographs is on the rise, results from the latest ROADPOL Truck&Bus Operation reveal.
In 4 255 cases the tachographs were not properly managed and in further 796 cases manipulations of tachographs were detected during the pan-European operation carried out from 8th to 15th February. Read more
Single-vehicle Crashes Up Amidst Pandemic
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 – 43% more than the year before. Read more
One In Three Teenagers Poor At Weighing
Even at 14 years of age, one in three children are still poor at correctly weighing the risk ot street crossing.
Albeit well into their teen age, they are prone to making wrong decisions, study by the Accident Research Center at the German Insurance Association shows.