Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort (CARE) Section

Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort (CARE) Section

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The IACP Crash Awareness Reduction Effort (CARE) Section is a North American traffic-enforcement effort which serves to increase officer presence on Interstate and highways across the United States and Canada during specific high crash periods. Through the collection and reporting of traffic-enforcement data provided by law enforcement agencies across North America, CARE provides an avenue to inform the public of their unified efforts to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes.

Organized under the IACP Division of State & Provincial Police (S&P), CARE aims to provide police executives with information, training, and forums for discussion to improve public safety by making our roadways safer. While CARE is housed under S&P, local agencies are encouraged to participate, collect, and share their traffic safety data during CARE Operations.

To learn more about the section, see below or contact participate@theiacp.org.

Upcoming CARE Operations

2024 Operations

Super Bowl Sunday - LVIII
0:01 - Midnight
Sunday, February 11, 2024 

Spring Break/St. Patrick's Day Mobilization - OMVI
0:01 - Midnight
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - Sunday, March 17, 2024 

Distracted Driving (NHTSA)
0:01 - Midnight
Monday, April 1, 2024 - Monday, April 8, 2024

Drug-Impaired Driving Campaign
0:01 - Midnight
Saturday, April 20, 2024

Cinco de Mayo - OMVI
0:01 - Midnight
Saturday, May 4, 2024 - Sunday, May 5, 2024

All-American Buckle Up/Click It or Ticket/Memorial Day
0:01 - Midnight
Monday, May 13, 2024 - Monday 27, 2024

Fourth of July - OMVI
0:01 - Midnight
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - Sunday, July 7, 2024

Labor Day - OMVI
0:01 - Midnight
Friday, August 30, 2024 - Monday, September 2, 2024

Thanksgiving - OMVI
Wednesday, November 27, 2024 - Sunday, December 1, 2024

CARE Life Saver Week - OMVI
0:01 - Midnight
Friday, December 20, 2024 - Wednesday, January 1, 2025

View the full 2024 CARE Operation calendar here

Reporting CARE Operation Data

Submitting Data

Once data is compiled for the entire agency, submit your data to the CARE Reporting Portal. To ensure enforcement data is properly attributed to the submitting agency, the submitter will need to provide the agency’s Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) number along with additional agency information.

Report all citations and warnings issued for the listed violations, along with crashes and arrests as noted below:

• Total Enforcement Stops – Any stop resulting in a warning (verbal or written), citation or arrest • Seatbelt Violations – Any seatbelt/restraint violation to include passengers and children

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol/OMVI – All violations

Speeding Violations – Any violation associated with speeding

• Distracted Driving/Cell Phone Use – All violations associated with distracted driving

• Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Stops – All violations

• Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection Stops – Safety Inspections that occur on these highway classifications

• Total Crashes on Interstates and highways – All crashes occurring on these highway classifications

• Total Injury Crashes – All crashes that have a reported or suspected injury not including fatality crashes

• Total Fatal Crashes – The number of fatal crashes

• Total Fatalities – The number of persons killed in crashes

• Felony Arrests – Including fugitive arrests

• Motorist Assists – Total number of motorist assists on these highway classifications

Getting Involved

Those who would like to join the CARE Section and receive information on CARE Operations and other traffic safety initiatives, email participate@theiacp.org.

IACPengage

One of the benefits of CARE section membership is that it provides a platform to exchange information with colleagues who have similar interests and are facing the same issues. To better foster this information exchange and networking between members, CARE uses the IACPengage platform.

This community will allow you to virtually connect with your peers and colleagues to discuss emerging and critical issues in the law enforcement field, share information and resources, and network with one another.

CARE Section Annual Meeting - IACP Impaired Driving & Traffic Safety Conference

For the last few years, the Crash Awareness Reduction Effort (CARE) has held their meeting in the days preceding the IACP Drug and Impaired Driving (DAID) Conference. 

This year, to better incorporate more traffic safety education, the IACP will be hosting the Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS). This conference will be the largest training conference for drug recognition experts and traffic safety professionals. Presenters and attendees will have the opportunity to share and learn promising practices and current trends in traffic safety, as well as the science and information on alcohol and drug-impaired driving.    

The CARE Section will meet for their annual business meeting during the IDTS Conference. 

More information on the Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference can be found here

Additional Traffic Safety Resources

Traffic-related fatalities are annually ranked as one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The IACP is dedicated to addressing priority roadway safety initiatives, including impaired driving, distracted driving, speed enforcement, occupant protection, and officer safety. 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. To view additional IACP traffic safety resources, click here


 

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