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First C.A.S.H. project report launched

The first C.A.S.H. porject report was launched on 28 September 2010 at the European Traffic Police Network TISPOL's conference in Manchester, United Kingdom.

The 100+ page report, entitled 'Compliance and enforcement of regulations on international road haulage: Exploratory findings in the Baltic Sea Region in 2009', can be downloaded from:

The report found that collaboration between authorities and hauliers had improved road freight safety in the Baltic Sea region (BSR) since 2005. Drivers' training was also key. However, the pattern varies from one country to another.

One of the report authors, Professor Lauri Ojala, says: "The majority of the people that were interviewed in late-2009 stated that safety in road haulage firms had significantly improved since year 2005. They also predicted that the trend would continue till year 2011."

The report was written by a group of researchers at Turku School of Economics in Finland as part of the C.A.S.H. project ('Connecting Authorities for Safer Heavy Goods Traffic in the Baltic Sea Region').

The C.A.S.H. project, which runs from 2009 to 2012, aims to develop practical solutions to make international road freight transport safer, more predictable and affordable in the BSR. The project brings together police officers and other authorities, regional councils and research institutes from seven countries.

TISPOL was established by the traffic police forces of Europe to improve road safety and law enforcement. Information about good practices can effectively be distributed to relevant stakeholders in Europe and beyond both within TISPOL network and the C.A.S.H. project.

For more information about the C.A.S.H. project and TISPOL, visit:

published 01.10.2010