Road Policing and Traffic Safety

Road Policing and Traffic Safety

The IACP is dedicated to addressing priority roadway safety initiatives, including impaired driving, distracted driving, speed enforcement, occupant protection, and officer safety.

IACP Road Policing and Traffic Safety Resources

Traffic-related fatalities are annually ranked as one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The traffic safety initiatives of the IACP are designed to provide resources, guidance, and best practices to the law enforcement community, in an effort to help prevent future loss of life on our roadways and to improve the overall quality of life in our communities.  

The IACP's traffic safety portfolio includes collecting promising practices on a variety of road safety issues and programs. View resources that address topics such as the safe, quick clearance of traffic incidents, distracted driving, global policing, speed enforcement, traffic officer safety, commercial vehicles, and other contemporary traffic safety issues. 

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Motor Vehicle Stops

Motor vehicle stops should be performed professionally and courteously. Law enforcement agencies should promote the education of the public about proper driving procedures, while recognizing and taking...

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License Plate Readers

The availability and use of license plate recognition (LPR) systems have provided many opportunities for the enhancement of productivity, effectiveness, and officer safety. 

These documents provide officers...

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