our peak time of the year, September with its ROADPOL Safety Days, is behind us and we are back to business as usual fending off threats to road safety across the European region.
Find out the results of our latest “Focus On the Road” operation which clearly emphasize how increasingly important enforcement actions against drivers distraction are becoming.
ROADPOL stands for cross-border and cross-institutional cooperation and this was highlighted at a joint international road inspection with our partners European Commission and European Labour Agency.
Herein we lift the lid on some internal affairs of ours. Take a peek and find out who the new ROADPOL executives are and who Balu is...
Also see a French National Gendarmerie’s historic ride coming back anew.
Stay Alive and Save Lives!
Heinz Albert Stumpen
ROADPOL General Secretary
More than 46 000 drivers caught using their smartphones behind the wheel.
The numbers came after final analysis of summarized data from ROADPOL’s latest pan-European “Focus On The Road” operation. It coincided with the ROADPOL Safety Days week and the European Mobility Week (16-22 September).14.124 drivers were caught under distraction by other sources among which... Read more
EU Commission and Labour Authority Join
European Commission and European Labour Authority officials joined ROADPOL at the wake of its efforts on freight traffic enforcement.
The inspection was focused on controlling truck drivers in the context of compliance with the driving-and-rest-time and tachograph rules which have been modernized recently through the adoption of the EU Mobility Package 1. Read more
ROADPOL Executive Committee Renovated
Italy’s Federica Deledda and Bulgaria’s Damyan Vladinov have acceded to ROADPOL’s Executive Committee.
The renovation came at ROADPOL Council’s latest meeting in Budapest with elections being held for both positions. Mrs. Deledda and Mr. Vladinov are replacing outgoing executives Tasos Ashikkis of Cyprus and Paolo Cestra of Italy, who is also ROADPOL’s President of Honour.Read more
French Gendarmerie Back In Alpine After
ROADPOL member, the National Gendarmerie of France, will be riding the Alpine autos again after 55 years.
The vehicles will allow the Gendarmerie to carry out interventions on the motorway, involving cars in violation at high speed or Judicial police missions against drug trafficking. The cars will also be used for rapid response training.Read more