Traffic Safety Initiatives: Collaborating for Traffic Safety Successes

As traffic deaths continue to increase, public safety officials are working hard to reverse the recent trends. Increasingly, agencies are finding that a collaborative approach is an effective means for addressing specific safety issues in their communities. The collection and analysis of data are crucial first steps in developing a successful strategy. Developing partnerships with government agencies, community organizations, and professional groups can provide valuable insights and increase the effectiveness of an agency’s outreach efforts. Finally, a robust educational strategy can greatly enhance the impact of a public safety campaign. The examples below represent a few of the efforts that incorporated these elements—data analysis, collaboration and partnerships, and education—successfully. For their accomplishments, these agencies were among those recognized in the 2016 National Law Enforcement Challenge.