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Don’t drink and drive – Go Pink for life

 

 

Today we would like to present you a very special initiative against drink-driving.
Don’t drink and drive – Go Pink for life


On 05.01.2020, seven young Germans died when a drunk driver (27) drove into their group in Luttach, South Tyrol / Italy. Ten other people were injured in the accident, some of them seriously.

They only had to cross the zebra crossing to reach their hotel.


The result of the blood test of the driver showed a value of 2 %o. No brake marks were found.


The families, the injured and traumatised victims have been struggling ever since to come to terms with their grief and consternation about this accident.

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Initiator of the #GoPinkForLife initiative is

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Poland: Campaign "STOP ROAD AGRESSION"

 


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mailbox.


PLFor several years, policemen from the Pomeranian Voivodeship have been using a special e-mail box This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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

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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

1The 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 traffic prosecutor Achilles Damen. During the test period in just 6 hours two cameras shot more than four hundred drivers fidgeting a phone while driving - good for fines for almost 100,000 euro.

 

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CVOM agents mount the cameras on overhead passes on highways. Thus due to the high

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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.

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With strong support from WHO and UNRSC members, UN Member

Police catches speeders from customized toilet

 

The unit Midden-Nederland of the Dutch National Police have come up with a new way to hide flash equipment: in a mobile toilet.

 

After a road has been built or reconstructed by the road authority, it is not finished.

Roads need regular maintenance, such as mowing the roadsides or pruning bushes and trees, as well as freshening up or adjusting road markings and repairing crash barriers.

This must of course be done in a way that is as safe as possible for road workers.

On the Waterlinieweg, a provincial road in Utrecht, it has become apparent in recent years that this safety is being compromised.

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Also this time, the police traffic specialist for the city of Utrecht was approached by the province to see if the police could help.

The traffic specialist asked the Traffic Enforcement Team to monitor the speed during the maintenance, but only if work was actually taking place. We have done this several times, for example by the use of laser (cam) and the use of the radar. In this case, both the radar and the laser operator were placed in a customized “Dixi” (a mobile toilet). In this way we were completely absorbed in the work and were not noticed. A form of smarter enforcement.
During the work, the normal maximum speed of 70 km/h was reduced to 50 km/h.
In one week, 143 fines were issued for exceeding the speed limit.

This commitment was greatly appreciated by the road workers, they were able to complete the work quickly and safely.

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