At Two Master Classes in 2024


ROADPOL To Teach Spotting

Drive Times Fraud


Masterclass namalena14 FEB - ROADPOL is to organize two master classes in 2024 aimed at teaching police and road inspection experts to spot truck and bus drive and rest times fraud.

France Lowers Minimum

Drivers Age To 17


419189273 785633516937550 688363327685466107 nTraffic officers in France will now inspect drivers of age as low as 17. PHOTO: GENDARMERIE.FR18 JAN - France has lowered the minimum age for obtaining a driving license to 17 years instead of 18.

The measure was announced in December 2023 by then Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne and was implemented by a decree which came into force on the 1st of January.

Czech Traffic Law Overhauled

To Address Emerging Challenges


Czech PolicieViolation fines have also been reshuffled. PHOTO: POLICIE.CZ17 JAN - Czech Republic's Road Traffic Act ran through a major overhaul to address emerging road safety challenges.

Mandatory insurance for electric scooters, learner's permit from the age of 17 and stricter penalties for offenses are among the key amendments to the act which came into force at the beginning of the year.

Steady Rise In Pre-Holiday Drug Driving


Poliisi puhalluttaa autoilijaa talvellaAlthough still below 1%, violation rate keeps rising. PHOTO: POLITIET.NO16 JAN - The number of drug driving offenses keeps its steady rise, results from ROADPOL's latest pre-Christmas Alcohol&Drug enforcement operation show.

The operation was traditionally conducted in December, a month marked by various holidays and celebrations, social gatherings and events where alcohol and drug consumption is common. 20 countries took part in the pan-European enforcement action.

German Road Safety Institute

Opposes Cycling Funds Cuts


373910 mitten auf dem radweg in der luitpoldstrasse parkt dieser autofahrer eine g fancybox 1AZPI dTVbXOPHOTO: POLIZEI OBERFRANKEN16 JAN - The German Road Safety Council (DVR) has urged the government not to cut spending on cycling infrastructure.

During a recent amendment session for the Federal Budget Law in the German Bundestag the Federal Ministry of Finance has proposed areas where the government can cut costs, including funding for cycling infrastructure.