after years of peace war is back to Europe and our prayers go to all who suffer.
In this edition you can find out what ROADPOL members neighboring or geographically close to Ukraine do to help in the ongoing refugee crisis.
Further on, get aware with ROAPDOL's stance on the automated cars of the future and the need for Police to have access to in-vehicle data for the purposes of road crashes investigation.
Take a look at some interesting findings as a result of our latest Truck&Bus Operation.
And, last not least, do not forget to register herefor the ROADPOl and ETSC online events on road safety enforcement scheduled for tomorrow - 16th March.
Stay Alive and Save Lives!
Heinz Albert Stumpen
ROADPOL General Secretary
ROADPOL forces in states neighboring or close to Ukraine have been strongly affected by the raging war and its consequences.
From Finland in the north to Bulgaria in the south road police units have been actively engaged with activities directly or collaterally caused by the conflict and the growing refugee crisis resulting from it. Convoy escorting, helping with car breakdowns, ensuring road safety in border areas, distributing food and supplies and taking general care of the refugees are among their recent assignments. Read more
ROADPOL Joins Call
For Data Access To
Vehicles of the future
ROADPOL, the European Association for Accident Research and Analysis (EVU) and the global leader in vehicle inspection, DEKRA, are calling for extending of data access to connected and automated vehicles.
The three partners urge the European Commission to draw up specific legislation in view of its Data Act proposal which is to set up general principles for access to and use of data generated by products. It is imperative for this legislation, ROADPOL, EVU and DEKRA insist, to cover access to in-vehicle data which is needed to carry out sovereign tasks, such as road accident investigation and analysis, vehicle inspection, and prosecution. Read more
6% Of Truck Drivers In
Rest Times Violation
About 6 out of 100 truck drivers on the roads of Europe are either in rest time violation, or their tachograph is manipulated or not properly managed.
This is among the findings of ROADPOL's latest Truck&Bus Operation. The operation focuses on the control of commercial goods and passenger transport and was the first one of a total of four planned for 2022. Read more
Moped Meets And Rallies Keeping Finnish Police Busy
Moped meets and other types of rallies were increasingly frequent and actively attracted the attention of Finnish Traffic Police in 2021.
These are among the conclusions drawn from preliminary annual statistics, published by the Police. Read more
ROADPOL and ETSC Setting Up Free Events
On Road Safety Enforcement
ROADPOL and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) are organizing two free online events on road safety enforcement.
The events are scheduled to be run tomorrow (16th of March). The first one is set up by ETSC and will focus on speed enforcement, distraction, the non-wearing of seat belts and cross-border enforcement. The second event is the ROADPOL Workshop on Enforcement. More info