Preventing Carnage

There is no single solution to prevent traffic crashes, the carnage they produce, and the lives that are forever changed because of them. However, law enforcement professionals across the United States constantly are crafting action plans to mitigate what they have determined to be the primary causes of collisions in their respective jurisdictions.

The 2013 highway safety issue of the Police Chief presents several approaches to reducing various types of collisions and the deaths and serious injuries they needlessly cause. Hopefully, these articles will result in readers’ adopting or modifying existing programs or will motivate them to develop entirely different tactics warranted by the existing issues within their areas of responsibility. Regardless of the program selected, the bottom line is that law enforcement leaders are attempting to alleviate crashes and the accompanying carnage for the benefit of all highway users whom they have sworn to serve professionally.