Trucks banned on auxiliary highways, forced onto toll roads

The Transport and Infrastructure Ministry has banned all trucks from using auxiliary highways and old national highway networks in a move it says is intended to increase safety and improve policing but which critics claim is aimed at raising revenues by forcing trucks to use toll roads.

А Police Operation of TISPOL Will Begin Today in Bulgaria

From October 15 to October, enhanced control over trucks and buses will be carried out on the territory of Bulgaria and all EU Member States, reported BGNES.

The inspections, part of a TISPOL operation - the European network of the traffic police services - will also include employees of the Automobile Administration Executive Agency.

A British Court Sentenced Bulgarian Heroin Trafficker to 14 Years in Prison

British court sentenced Bulgarian citizen Vassil Stoyanov to 14 years in prison for GBP 11 million of heroin traffic, the British website said.

The high-quality drug was discovered in the eastern docks of the Dover port during a check on a ferry arrived by a French Bulgarian lorry. On papers the truck was loaded with charcoal.

Police to Check Roads Across Bulgaria Against Illegal Immigrants, Trafficking of Weapons and Stolen Goods

Criminalists monitor against the transportation of illegal immigrants, trafficking of weapons and stolen goods, reported BNT. 

The purpose of the inspections is also to reduce road accidents.

Analyses show that major road accidents involving trucks and buses result in more deaths and injuries, compared to other road accidents.