European “knoll”-database is for the time being from the table

A proposal of the EU commission for a criminal prosecution of traffic offenses failed in yesterday’s meeting of EU transport ministers. Decisive were the voices of the landers in which the prosecution of traffic offenses is the case of the judiciary. EU transport commissar antonio tajani was revealed about the "legal hair splitter". It goes about the life of our children to our all life, explained tajani. For him the "knollchen plan" no legal question.

At the timed meeting of the EU transport ministers, a proposal of the EU commission to the debate that traffic hours such as alcohol at the tax, ignore a red traffic light or driving without a seatbelt can also be punished over the EU internal boundaries. The commission had received additional statements in the regulation that the european road safety council (ETSC) in its opinion (PDF file) and the association of european transport policers (tisphone) capped "first soul" the EU community for a long time demanding. To do this, the proposal of ETSC to create a europe-wide retrievable database of traffic labels, which from the local police with a ticket ("knoll") be punished.

The proposal explained the german transport minister wolfgang diefensee (SPD) that germany is not unlimited, but this is due to the german ministry of justice. About the negative attitude of the minister of transport with her "formal argumentation" the spokeswoman of the european traffic safety council emport. Another delay of the debate will cost other lives, explained ellen townsend.

As reported yesterday, the question of the apportionment is also "external costs" of truck traffic among the transport ministers attached. Violent criticism came from sweden, which criticized the planned introduction of toll straps by traffic jams. Lander, who did not expand their straws enough, could expect higher toll revenues. The final report (PDF file) therefore contains only an enabling of the will of all countries to create new rules for the truck toll in europe by 2012.

In addition to rolling traffic, the ministers also managed with floating and flying traffic. Decided was a compilation of the rules for dangerous goods transport at sea and a reorganization of the european airspace until 2020. The technical background of this reorganization is the new conception of computerized flight monitoring by the SESAR project, which has already flowed 60 million euros of development costs. With sesar, flight routes and aircraft screens are to be cured and compacted that in 2020 73 percent more flying capacity compared to 2000 are available. At the same time, the CO2 outset and fuel consumption should be reduced by better route planning. (detlef borchers/