Finnish Action Detects

5.5% Speeding Rate


Finland2PHOTO: POLIISI.FI9 SEP - Finnish Police organized intensive speed controls throughout the country on Wednesday, 7 September.

The controls covered as much of the country as possible, using the Police’s automated and movable speed control equipment.

Numbers Reveal Illegal

Russian Licence Plates


RussianRussian vehicle plates feature only Cyrillic letters that are concurrently present in the Latin script. PHOTO: ISTOCK26 AUG - Specific numbers reveal illegal Russian licence plates, which are not recognized in the European Union, Insp. Floris De Vogel of Antwerpen local police informed.

Through reliable sources De Vogel, an international expert in license plates and vehicle registrations, found out that new registration plates are being issued to private vehicle owners in the territories of Ukraine currently occupied by Russia.

Cross-border Travel Focus Of

ROADPOL Safe Holiday Operation


LPD00479malkaPolice frequently focus on recreational vehicles (RV). PHOTOS: POLIZEI.RLP.DE15 AUG - Police forces are watchful as ROADPOL Safe Holiday Operation is running across the continent in the month of the great summer travel.

This year's focus of participating police forces is cross-border summer vacations.

France To Crack Down On

Off-road-bike Urban Rodeos


GN 2French road safety enforcement agency Gendarmerie Nationale already started active inspections. PHOTO: GN15 AUG - The French government has pledged a new crackdown against illicit motorbike cruising by youths in suburbs across the country after two children were seriously injured by a rider near Paris at the weekend, Radio France Internacionale announced.

Rowdy late-night races and stunts known as "rodeos" have become increasingly popular in low-income neighbourhoods in particular, leading to traffic and noise disruption that has been denounced by local officials and many residents.

120.000 Violations Marked At

Back-To-Back Truck&Bus Actions


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14 AUG - Nearly 120.000 violations were registered by police teams across the continent in the two back-to-back ROADPOL Truck&Bus enforcement operations.

The couple of operations were organized in quick succession, namely from 13 to 19 June and from 18 to 24 July. The operations focusing on the control of commercial goods and passenger transport were partaken in by a great number of police forces, some of which elected to join both the editions. In total 19 countries took part in the operation Truck and 16 countries took part in the operation Bus. Twelve countries participated in both operations Truck and nine countries participated in both operations Bus.