Attendees Praise Yet Another

Successful ROADPOL Master Class


448771341 769965665326748 3554473457905350246 nParticipants were police and road inspection officers from all over Europe. PHOTOS: ROADPOL21 JUNE - The first of ROADPOL's two planned master classes for 2024, focused on detecting tachograph fraud in trucks and buses concluded successfully to the praise of attendees.

Held at Hostel H in Hasselt (17-21 June), the event garnered positive feedback from participants, who pointed out the program's effectiveness in addressing current challenges with drivers work and rest times and their impact on road safety.


Held in collaboration with Euro Contrôle Route (ECR), the intensive master class was aimed at equipping police officers and road inspection experts with advanced skills to detect and counteract manipulation of digital tachographs which register vehicle speed and movement. The training was spearheaded by Sven Killian from the Rhineland-Palatinate police in Germany and Frederic Martin of the Belgian Federal Police, both recognized authorities in tachograph technology.


The master class commenced on Monday evening with an introductory session that outlined the roles of ROADPOL and ECR. Over the next three days, participants engaged in a combination of presentations and hands-on workshops that covered Technical data of digital tachographs (Generation 1 and 2), The EU Mobility legislative package, Methods for detecting and proving hardware and software manipulation of tachographs. Finally, practical exercises were carried out. A secured link to download the learning material was provided to the attendees in the end.

448793201 769965518660096 5392753553216742288 nThe master class included hands-on practical excercises.Feedback

The master class was attended by 15 professionals, divided equally between police officers and road inspectors from various European countries, including the Netherlands, Poland, Malta, Germany, Latvia, Czech Republic, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, Spain, Romania and Ireland. Feedback from attendees highlighted the master class's high-quality content, relevance to current enforcement challenges, and the practical value of the workshops. Participants expressed particular appreciation for the detailed coverage of the latest innovations in tachograph technology and manipulation detection techniques. “The blend of theory and practical exercises was excellent. The insights into the new EU Mobility legislative package and hands-on workshops were particularly beneficial“, a police officer commented. Entrants also Messrs. Killian and Martin for their teaching precision and depth. “The positive reception underscores the importance of such training in enhancing road safety and fair competition in the transport sector. We wish attendees confidence in applying the learned techniques in their respective enforcement against tachograph fraud”, said Mr. Martin.

ROADPOL's next master class is scheduled for 14-18 October 2024, promising to build on the achievements of this session and continue the advancement of road safety across Europe.

The master class in Hasselt is financed by the STRIDER III project, co-funded by ROADPOL and the European Union.

The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the event organizers and participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the granting authority.