Dear all, our efforts to increase Road Safety are still going on - with your help, please see the results of the operation "Truck & Bus" - more than 300.000 checks made, very impressive!
Road aggression is still a burden on our streets, see the example of Poland to tackle it.
World Day of Remembrance has been conducted, you will find Croatia's approach to this particular date and another example of a NGO dealing with this issue, motivated by personal concern.
Last not least some very interesting information how to detect misuse of hand-held devices in a technical way from the Netherlands.
Stay save and healthy!
Heinz Albert Stumpen
ROADPOL General Secretary
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.
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...
More and more drivers on our roads install cameras in their cars that record the image in front of the vehicle. It happens that the recorded video material helps to decide in the event of road incidents about the perpetrator's fault. More and more often, the image recorded with such a camera also allows for an effective fight against road aggression and contributes to the prosecution of gross traffic violations. This year, almost 1,000 applications from drivers were sent to the email@example.com mailbox.
For several years, policemen from the Pomeranian Voivodeship have been using a special e-mail box firstname.lastname@example.org. Each road user can send to this address videos and photos, in which gross violations of the provisions of the Road Traffic Act or aggressive behavior of road users have been recorded road.
The submitted materials are each time analyzed in terms of
Croatia: World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims
In order to reduce accidents in traffic, with a leaflet and contact with road users, we want to point out the most common causes of traffic accidents.
This year's World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims would be commemorate on November 15. It is 25 years ago this year since a day dedicated to remembering road traffic victims began to be observed internationally – for the first ten years by the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) and its many member organizations, including RoadPeace (UK), who introduced the day in 1995.
With strong support from WHO and UNRSC members, UN Member
Smart cameras to tackle smart phones in drivers' hands
ROADPOL member, the Netherlands, first in Europe to snap texting and chatting violators on the road
The smart cameras, here on a viaduct over the A28, that are used to monitor traffic for calling and app using motorists. IMAGE ANP
Smart cameras will clamp on texting, app using and calling drivers. The unique for Europe measure is set to be introduced by the Public Prosecution on Traffic (CVOM) in the Netherlands.
Until now agents tackled the violations by intercepting drivers to the side of the road, requiring a lot of personnel capacity. Still, within just the last year more than 120,000 tickets were handed to drivers holding a phone behind the wheel, data from Institute for Road Safety Research shows.
“If the new smart cameras run all year round, that number will easily double. They see everything”, says national...