2011 TISPOL conference to focus on challenges to road safety
The theme for the conference is "The challenges facing road safety" and the speaker line-up includes top-level representatives of the British government, the European Commission, the Belgian Traffic Police, the Estonia Road Administration, the French Gendarmerie Nationale and the Spanish Road Safety Observatory of the Spanish General Directorate of Traffic.
Other speakers include Phil Gormley, chief constable, Norfolk Constabulary and the ACPO lead on roads policing, Michael Brown, director of national highway transportation safety in Washington DC and Professor Jorg Morland from the University of Oslo. Key figures from TISPOL will also be sharing their expertise.
Addressing concerns over driving while impaired by drugs will form a key part of the Conference programme. Jean-Pierre Blocken, head of the Belgian Traffic Police Knowledge Centre, will outline how new legislation in Belgium has made roadside drug testing much more widespread and straightforward, while also looking at ways to achieve a more co-ordinated police response to the issue.
TISPOLgeneral secretary Ian Hamill commented: 'We know that times are tough and budgets are tight, but we are confident to present an event that promises top-quality presentations, an excellent opportunity for discussion on current good practice across roads policing in Europe – and a brilliant chance for networking. We have not increased the cost of participating in the Conference – as a delegate or exhibitor – for five years. So it really is even better value than ever. I hope to see you there.'
To register as a delegate, or to find out more information, visit: www.tispol.org