TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, held the first ever 24-hour speed enforcement marathon in early April. With 17 of the 22 participating countries so far providing data, there has been a whopping 122,581 speeding offences ticketed. German police issued the most with over 91,000 summons.
Speeding is a major issue worldwide and in this area the data proves it as a fact. Every third fatality on the roads is the victim of speeding according to region's interior minister Ralf Jäger. In the last year alone, over 27,000 people died in road collisions throughout the European Union. TISPOL announced a new three-year strategic plan in which they reaffirmed their commitment to to the European Union's road death reduction target of 50% by 2020.
A short video recorded during the event shows police in action using such speed enforcement tools as Laser Technology's LTI 20/20 TeleLaser laser speed gun. Eltraff, LTI's authorized dealer in Italy, renamed LTI's Marksman - the first ever laser speed device developed - to be sold as the LTI 20/20 TeleLaser in their area. Italy is a strong supporter of protecting the safety of their roadways and enforcing the speed limit. The proof is in the facts - there are over 1,000 hand-held lasers in Italy alone helping law enforcement officers and agencies. They also have purchased more Micro DigiCams, LTI's first photo video speed enforcement device, than any other country.
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