Mika Hakkinen To Be Ambassador For

The 2021 ROADPOL Safety Days


MIkaMika Hakkinen taking part in 2021 ROADPOL Safety Days campaign video.Double Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen is to be an ambassador for the 2021 ROADPOL Safety Days campaign.

The news broke out at the campaign’s announcement event, carried out in Mainz, Germany and virtually hosted by member state Cyprus.

Future Car Black Boxes To Record Location,

Date and Time, ROADPOL Insists


1Location, date and time data are crucial for collision analysis. PHOTO: POLICJA.PL

30 MARCH - ROADPOL holds firm on its demand that future Event Data Recorders (EDR) should record location, time and date of events.

The stance was reiterated in a letter by ROADPOL’s President Volker Orben to European Commission’s Directorates-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). The move was provoked by the forthcoming delegated act destined to implement the EU’s new General Safety Regulation (GSR) for motor vehicles.

Curfews Bring Historic Drop In Road Fatalities


France TrafficPHOTO: INTERIEUR.GOUV.FR/SG/DICOM/F.PELLIER18 MARCH - A 20% drop in the number of road fatalities on an annual base was registered in France in February, estimates from the National Interministerial Road Safety Observatory (ONISR) show.

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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 logo uses the visual of a speedometer. It represents the dynamic nature of speed while at the same time emphasizing on its illegality. This is achieved by facilitating the basic red hue from the ROADPOL brand logo. 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.

1 in 4 Vehicle Occupants Killed

Did Not Buckle Up


13 MAR - 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.

In 152870302 3966424810084301 4582283278506297117 oPHOTO: GARDA.IEnominal figures this is 22 car occupants without a seat belt of a total of 85 killed in 2020, or 26%. The statistics come against the backdrop of ROADPOL Operation Seat Belt carried out across Europe last week (8-14 March), results of which are further to be published.