Category Archives: Traffic Safety

Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend the 2017 IACP Annual Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol and Impaired Driving

The 2017 IACP Annual Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol, and Impaired Driving is right around the corner. This year’s event will take place August 12-14, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland. Thinking of attending? Here are ten reasons why this is … Continue reading

Posted in Drugs & Alcohol, Traffic Safety

Traffic Enforcement through Social Media?

Guest Blogger: Saul Jaeger, Lieutenant, Mountain View, California, Police Department Any police leader will tell you that traffic issues — collisions, congestion, speeding, even parking — are one of the leading points of consternation in their community. An increase in … Continue reading

Posted in Social Media, Traffic Safety

Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) – Important Now As Never Before

With the continued efforts, both nationally and internationally, to legalize recreational marijuana, along with the increasing epidemic of opiate abuse, our roadways are being adversely impacted by an increasing number of drivers impaired by drugs, other than alcohol, or in … Continue reading

Posted in Drugs & Alcohol, Education & Training, Traffic Safety

Global Road Safety: What One Country is Doing to Make its Roads Safer

Worldwide, 3,400 people die on roads [everyday]. [1] The United Nations (U.N) has developed a Global Plan for the “Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.” In this plan the U.N. highlights focus areas to make roads safer. Safe roads … Continue reading

Posted in Global Policing, Traffic Safety

What is the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)?

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is an electronic data system designed to prevent stolen vehicles from being introduced into interstate commerce, reduce the use of stolen vehicles being used for illicit purposes, and protect consumers from title … Continue reading

Posted in Information Sharing, Traffic Safety

National Law Enforcement Challenge: No Losers, Only Winners

Guest blogger: Chief Robert Maynard, California Highway Patrol The National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC) is much more than a chance to add another accolade to your department’s award cabinet. There is a bigger picture to be seen here. Referencing the … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Traffic Safety

Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Commercial Vehicle Enforcement: A Perspective from the Ohio State Highway Patrol

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have come together to focus on developing strategies and deliverables to enhance the Drive to Save Lives/Drive Toward Zero Campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Divisions, Traffic Safety

Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Commercial Vehicle Enforcement: A Perspective from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Highway Patrol’s, Badge on Board Program

Guest blogger: Colonel Dennis Osborn, Nevada Highway Patrol The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have come together to focus on developing strategies and deliverables to enhance … Continue reading

Posted in Traffic Safety

Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Commercial Vehicle Enforcement: A Perspective from the Tennessee Highway Patrol

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have come together to focus on developing strategies and deliverables to enhance the Drive to Save Lives/Drive Toward Zero Campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Divisions, Partnerships, Traffic Safety

Speed Enforcement: A Way to Catch the Bad Guys

Last week the Ohio State Highway Patrol made two traffic stops where speed was the initial violation, but which ultimately resulted in the seizing of marijuana and heroin. While many of the stops that officers make for speeding simply result … Continue reading

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