IACP Traffic Safety Initiatives

IACP Traffic Safety Initiatives

Every year, road traffic crashes kill 1.35 million people worldwide and injure more than 20 million.


IACP Traffic Safety Projects

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.

Related Pages

The IACP's traffic safety portfolio covers many contemporary road safety topics. See below for links to additional resources.

Traffic Safety Initiatives Video Series

The IACP, in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has produced five short videos highlighting police agencies across the country. Each segment profiles an agency’s innovative approach to engage the public through traffic safety initiatives. These efforts can be replicated in other communities, improving the quality of life for all. For more information on this project, click here.

Safer Roads, Stronger Communities Resource

The Safer Roads, Stronger Communities Resource is an e-publication created to illustrate the benefits of traffic safety. This resource provides agencies with an opportunity to create positive and meaningful impact in communities. Traffic Safety saves lives, makes communities more livable, and increases community engagement. For more information on the Safer Roads, Stronger Communities Resource, please visit click here.

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.

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