Police Drop Stop Signs For Flowers
8 MARCH - Police throughout Europe changed stop signs with flowers for the International Women's Day, ROADPOL Media observed.
16 FEB - A sharp increase in the number of single-vehicle crashes, most often involving a bicycle or a motorcycle, has been registered in 2020, Estonian Transport Administration reported.
During the past year 528 single-vehicle collisions happened – 157 or 43% more than the year before. The ETA is still to analyze the data, but preliminary hypotheses link the increase with more speeding during a year marked by restrictive pandemic measures, lockdowns and low traffic volumes. On the other hand, collisions between multiple vehicles and other traffic accidents decreased remarkably.
14 FEB 2021 (updated) – ROADPOL flagship operation Truck & Bus was successfully carried out despite restrictive measures imposed in numerous member countries.
The enforcement operation aimed at commercial goods and passenger transport was carried out during the week of 8-14 February. It was the first of four such campaigns planned for 2021.
14 FEB - Drones have detected ten offences after monitoring 530 vehicles for a weekend, Spain's road police force, Guardia Civil, announced.
The operation was carried out on different sections of N-432 and N-IV roads in the province of Cordoba in the autonomous community of Andalusia.
10 FEB - Traffic offences rose dramatically in 2020, Finland's National Police Board statistics show.
A total of 131,247 violations were registered, an increase by about 20 per cent compared to the previous year. The numbers are exceptional since traffic volumes declined significantly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.