IACP President's Message - “The Greatest Threat” to Public Safety

Mark Marshall Thanks to the years of dedicated and increased enforcement efforts, improvements in vehicle safety technology, intense focus on the use of protective equipment technology, and stricter laws and regulations regarding impaired driving, the last 20 years have witnessed a remarkable improvement in highway safety.

Yet despite these improvements and enforcement efforts, the highway remains a very dangerous place. According to the World Health Organization, more than 3,000 people die on the world’s roads every day. That’s more than 1 million every year. In addition, as many as 50 million people are injured or disabled every year. In the United States alone, in 2009, 30,797 people were killed and 1,517,000 people were injured. "

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