European speed police enforcement week
This week sees the start of a week-long speed enforcement operation across Europe. The operation, co-ordinated by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), will use a number of speed detection methods across all types of road to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding.
TISPOL President, Aidan Reid commented, ‘We urge all drivers to challenge their own attitude to speeding. Anyone who still believes that speeding is a trivial offence needs to think again. It is estimated that speeding contributes to as many as one third of all crashes resulting in death, and is the most important contributory factor to road deaths and serious injuries (ETSC 2008). In cases where drivers choose to ignore these limits, officers will take appropriate steps to enforce the law.’
A similar TISPOL operation in August 2014 saw a total of more than 580,000 detections in 28 countries across Europe.