Support for the Drive to Save Lives/Drive to Zero Campaign

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Support for the Drive to Save Lives/Drive to Zero Campaign

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WHEREAS, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), led by the Division of State and Provincial Police, State Associations of Chiefs of Police, and the Highway Safety Committee, recognize law enforcement leaders have an obligation to work together to reduce highway fatalities; and

WHEREAS, in 2018 over 36,000 lives were lost on our highways due to traffic-related crashes and highway fatalities; and

WHEREAS, in an effort to safeguard the public as well as first responders and other emergency personnel whose duties require them to utilize the roadside, the Division of State and Provincial Police, State Associations of Chiefs of Police, and Highway Safety Committee will lead an effort to reduce highway fatalities by 15% in 2019 through the Drive to Save Lives/Drive to Zero campaign; and

WHEREAS, the success of this campaign will be achieved by committing to data-driven enforcement focusing on seat belt usage, speed enforcement, and targeting impaired and distracted driving. The campaign will also include enforcement actions against the unsafe driving behaviors of the operators of large trucks and buses; and

WHEREAS, this will be accomplished through educational and awareness programs, such as the Drive to Save Lives/Drive to Zero campaign and the nationwide Move Over campaign, high-visibility traffic enforcement, and the commitment to strengthening partnerships at all levels. Now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED that the IACP supports the effort of the Drive to Save Lives/Drive to Zero campaign; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED the Drive to Save Lives/Drive to Zero campaign is a multiyear, ongoing effort by state and police and highway patrols, county sheriffs, and municipal police agencies, to prevent the needless deaths that occur on roadways each year.

 

 

 

Submitted by: IACP Division of State & Provincial Police, State Associations of Chiefs of Police, and Highway Safety Committee

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