Press Release - IACP, GHSA, NHTSA, DE, MD, NC, and WI Kick Off Traffic Safety Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2015                                                  

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IACP, GHSA, NHTSA, DE, MD, NC, and WI Kick Off Traffic Safety Campaign

Chicago, IL – As part of the continued focus on enhancing traffic safety and reducing fatal crashes nationwide, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA); the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation; and four states—Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, and Wisconsin—have joined in a High Visibility Education and Enforcement (HVEE) pilot program to enhance the Drive to Save Lives Campaign.

The Drive to Save Lives Campaign is a targeted effort that focuses on implementing data-driven approaches to traffic safety and traffic incident management; enforcing laws addressing speed limits, seat belt use, impairment violations, distracted driving, and other highly detectable driver behaviors; actively responding to unsafe driving behaviors; and, educating motorists about the importance of practicing safe driving.

As the initial step in the pilot program, on October 13 – 14, 2015, state and local law enforcement, state associations of chiefs of police, and state highway safety office representatives from each of the four states participated in an HVEE Strategic Planning Forum co-sponsored by the IACP and NHTSA. The Forum focused on creating a high visibility education and enforcement strategy to address a particular traffic safety topic in each state, based on state and federal crash data.

Each state will be conducting its HVEE Campaign in subsequent months and will be reporting on their progress and successes throughout the project.

For more information about the HVEE Campaign, visit www.theiacp.org/trafficsafety.

About the International Association of Chiefs of Police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world’s largest association of law enforcement executives. With over 25,000 members in more than 121 countries, the IACP serves as the professional voice of law enforcement. Building on their past success, the IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement through advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. IACP is a comprehensive professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow.

 

 

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