2021 Final Figures:

EU Observing Post-Lockdown

Surge In Road Fatalities

 

iStock 12497912712The spike comes after a significant plunge in 2020. PHOTO: ISTOCK2 NOV - Post-pandemic surge in the number of road fatalities is among the most worrisome data within the European Commission's recently published final figures on road safety for 2021.

The Commission publishеd the final figures in late October, following the publication of the preliminary data in March 2022.

France, Latvia and Spain

Hit Huge Car-Theft Gang

 

Gendarmerie Y Guradia CivilPHOTO: GENDARMERIE.FR20 OCT - French authorities, including ROADPOL member National Gendaremerie in collaboration with Latvia and Spain, took action against a transnational criminal group.

The gang is believed to be behind hundreds of car-thefts in France.

ROADPOL Forces Aiding

A Large Anti-Drug Operation

 

Gendarmerie1 NAMALENAPHOTO: FRENCH GENDARMERIE18 OCT - Several drug traffickers were arrested during a large cross-border police operation facilitated by ROADPOL member police forces.

The police of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France organized the grand action against drug trafficking and the so called drug tourism.

Czech Police Alerting On Senior Road Users

 

Elderly                                 Elderly road users account to 40% of all pedestrians killed in Czech Republic. PHOTO: SENIORS WITHOUT CRASHES

16 OCT - Czech police took part in an awareness-raising campaign to remember the World Day of Senior Citizens, October 1st.

Together with the VIZE 0 Platform and the organizers of the “Seniors Without Crashes” project, they reminded the public of the vulnerability of seniors in road traffic.

All-Female Management Taking The Lead At ROADPOL

Elvira Zsinkai, Federica Deledda And Sanja Veic Elected

New President, Vice President And General Secretary


Sanja Elvira Federica Malka                                                               From left: Veic, Zinkai and Deledda upon their accession. PHOTO: STEFAN VALUSEK15 OCT - An all-female management team is taking the reigns at the European Roads Policing Network.

The news came at the latest Autumn Annual ROADPOL Council meeting, held in Madrid, Spain, in the end of September.