IACP Traffic Safety Initiatives
Every year, road traffic crashes kill 1.35 million people worldwide and injure more than 20 million.
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Traffic-related fatalities are annually ranked as one of the leading causes of death in many countries around the globe. Many of these crashes are caused by driver-related factors, including speeding, distracted driving, and impairments (such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs), and many of these crashes are preventable.
The traffic safety initiatives of the IACP are dedicated to addressing common factors that cause these crashes and look to provide guidance, lessons learned and promising practices to law enforcement with the hope to prevent this tragic loss of life.
Featured IACP Traffic Safety Initiatives and Resources
The IACP's traffic safety portfolio includes collecting promising practices on a variety of road safety issues and programs. Below are resources for agencies that address...
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The Distracted Driving Toolkit provides law enforcement chief executives, command staff, first-line supervisors, and patrol officers with effective strategies...
As part of a continued focus on enhancing traffic safety and reducing fatal crashes nationwide, the IACP, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Governors...
The IACP's traffic safety portfolio covers many contemporary road safety topics. See below for links to additional resources.
Traffic Safety Resource Page
For more promising practices and traffic safety resources, visit the Traffic Safety Resource Page.
Highway Safety Committee
The Highway Safety Committee makes recommendations to the IACP and other interested organizations and agencies on traffic safety issues facing members of the Association. For more information, click here.
Large Trucks and Buses
Through funding from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the IACP has several resources that agencies can utilize for conducting large truck and bus education and enforcement initiatives. Click here for more information.
High-Visibility Education and Enforcement Pilot Project
Supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the HVEE Project united multiple agencies in four states to participate in a collaborative effort centered on a focused public education campaign and increased enforcement targeting specific traffic safety issues. For more information on this project, click here.
Drug Evaluation and Classification Program
The IACP coordinates the International Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP) with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition to law enforcement officers who are certified as DREs, the DECP educates prosecutors and judges in the prosecution of drugged drivers. For more information on the DECP and DREs, please visit www.decp.org.