High Visibility Education and Enforcement

As part of the continued focus on enhancing traffic safety and reducing fatal crashes nationwide, the IACP, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation, and other partners, have created a High Visibility Education and Enforcement (HVEE) pilot program to enhance the Drive to Save Lives Campaign.  Four states are currently participating in the program: Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.

The pilot project focuses on using federal and state crash data and leveraging partnerships to respond to a particular traffic challenge in each area. Representatives from state and local law enforcement, state highway safety offices, and other public and private stakeholders, partnered with IACP staff to look at NHTSA Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data and state crash data to determine their topic of focus for the pilot. Each group, along with IACP staff, is collecting promising practices and lessons learned, focusing on officer safety throughout the course of conducting traffic enforcement, and highlighting the importance of engaging stakeholders and community members. The campaigns began in November 2015 and will continue through Super Bowl weekend in early February 2016.

Articles, information, and additional resources from each of the pilot sites, as well as general resources from the IACP, can be found below:


IACP Official Press Release

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

Delaware (Pedestrians)

Press Release - The Increased Fight to Prevent Pedestrian Deaths

Maryland (Impaired Driving)

Police Chief Magazine Article - Operation SPIDRE: Maryland’s Approach to High-Visibility Enforcement of Impaired Driving Laws

North Carolina (Speed Enforcement)

Photo Album - Statewide Law Enforcement Press Conference

Wisconsin (Impaired Driving)

Press Release - Law enforcement agencies in Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties create a new education and enforcement initiative to deter drunken driving

Fact Sheet - Impaired Driving in Wisconsin

High Visibility Education and Enforcement: A Collaborative Approach to Traffic Safety

If you would like copies of this booklet of best practices, please email Mike Fergus at fergus@theiacp.org or Bethany Petersen at petersen@theiacp.org.

Are You Ready for High Visibility Enforcement? Preparation Packet

If you would like copies of this packet, please email Mike Fergus at fergus@theiacp.org or Bethany Petersen at petersen@theiacp.org.