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Discuss reducing number of serious injuries and fatalities on European roads 2015. gada 17. aprīlis

On 21-23 April in Jūrmala “Baltic Beach Hotel” several events will bring together experts from the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) to discuss issues on road traffic safety.

On 21 April, during the TISPOL road traffic seminar, the participants will share the examples of good practice from the EU Members States’ traffic police and set out further TISPOL action plan and priorities. The road traffic seminar is part of STRIDER Project (Solutions to Reduce Serious Injuries and Death on European Roads) with the aim of reducing the number of seriously injured and dead on European roads.

On 22-23 April the TISPOL Council and Operational Group will analyse the results of the first pan-European speed enforcement marathon and assess its effectiveness, and bring forward proposals for further progress of such activities at European level.

The 24-hour marathon on 16 April taking place in most of the EU Member States. During the marathon, police officers will conduct speed checks on the roads. It aims to encourage drivers to choose the driving speed, which is safe for themselves and for other road traffic participants. 

The participants of seminar and the media will also have the opportunity to visit an exhibition about the technical equipment that Latvian road police has used in the past and is using today.

For media attention: on 21 April in Jūrmala Jūras street 23/25 “Baltic Beach Hotel” family photo at 10:50-11:00. Press briefing with Latvian Minister for the Interior Rihards Kozlovskis, Latvian Minister for Transport Anrijs Matīss, Chief of the State Police of Latvia Ints Ķuzis and TISPOL President Aidan Reid at 11:00. After the briefing the journalists are welcome to interview other participants of the seminar until 11:50.

 

 

Media contacts:
Gunta Skrebele
Ministry of the Interior
Expert in Communication
gunta.skrebele@iem.gov.lv
Phone: +371 67219363
Mobile: +371 29494943

 

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