Traffic Safety Initiatives: Not a Single Drop

In 2002, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) twice convened a panel of experts to develop practical policy recommendations for one of the most pressing child endangerment problems: children riding in vehicles with impaired drivers. Recommendations were ultimately outlined in the 2004 child endangerment report, Every Child Deserves a Designated Driver.

Read More
Traffic Safety Initiatives
Share
Highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs), specifically Level 3 through Level 5, are currently being developed and tested in the United States. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)...
Traffic Safety Initiatives
Share
Law enforcement leaders face a never-ending challenge to provide exceptional service while controlling costs. The lack of new resources to meet continually increasing demands requires that traditional...
Traffic Safety Initiatives
Share
Distracted driving has emerged as a significant problem that requires significant resources from law enforcement agencies. In fact, in some jurisdictions, distracted driving now exceeds alcohol as a c...
Traffic Safety Initiatives
Share
Resource allocation requires finesse. With no time, effort, or energy to waste, many law enforcement agencies are finding success in targeting limited resources by using crash data to drive decision-m...
Traffic Safety Initiatives
Share
From a safety standpoint, understanding when, where, and why secondary crashes occur has the potential to alter on-scene actions to help prevent those events. Similarly, identifying responder struck b...
Traffic Safety Initiatives
Share
According to the FBI, there were 17,250 murders and nonnegligent manslaughters in the United States in 2016. These crimes always generate a feeling of fear and a demand for enforcement in all police j...
Traffic Safety Initiatives
Share
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2015, seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 13,941 lives in the United States. Over the last two decades, g...
Traffic Safety Initiatives
Share
peeding—exceeding a speed limit or driving too fast for road or traffic conditions—is one of the most common factors in motor vehicle crashes in the United States. From 2005 through 2014, there we...
Share
The number of fatalities involving motorcyclists in the United States has recently decreased from a peak of 5,112 deaths in 2008. A total of 4,693 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2015, according to t...
Traffic Safety Initiatives
Share
Traffic safety programs form an integral component of an effective, comprehensive law enforcement operation. Unfortunately, not all law enforcement executives—perhaps even all those reading this col...