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European road police schooled on tachograph manipulation during ROADPOL seminar

During a seminar held in Zagreb earlier this month, ROADPOL educated police officers of 15 member countries on truck control and technical inspections, including focus on tachograph fraud.

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Held in cooperation with the Croatian Ministry of Interior, the topic of the seminar was “Monitoring of freight vehicles and buses with an emphasis on tachograph control and the technical correctness of the vehicle”.

The educational event was attended by police officers from 15 countries, each of whom learned and exchanged experiences and knowledge on combating tachograph manipulations.

The 1st day of the seminar saw Croatian and German police experts hone in on new forms of fraud that appear in traffic on roads throughout Europe. In addition, Italian experts presented new devices which are used for wireless data download from new generations of tachographs.

On the second day, participants were introduced to the method of performing technical vehicle inspections and vehicle registration in the Republic of Croatia. In the premises of the vehicle technical inspection station, they were shown live the methods of vehicle inspection, device calibration and clarified procedures that precede the registration of motor vehicles.

On the last day of the seminar, the work of the Mobile Traffic Police Unit was presented to the participants, with a focus on the daily control of trucks and buses.

The participants also took part in the joint preventive and enforcement action “Monitoring of goods vehicles and buses”.

Representatives of the police, road traffic inspection, customs officials, Croatian Vehicle Center team and representatives of the European Labor Inspection Authority participated in the action.