Police Traffic Services
Education and enforcement are two very important components of collision reduction. Either component taken alone is inadequate. The Police Traffic Safety program focuses on a comprehensive approach to enforce and encourage compliance with seat belt use, impaired driving, speed limit, red light running, and other traffic laws. The grants are highly effective in reducing traffic collisions by dedicating resources to selective enforcement and education programs. These comprehensive programs have a long-lasting impact in reducing fatal and injury collisions. Under these programs, communities use available public and private assets to identify and attack significant traffic safety problems and other vehicle related crimes.
POLICE TRAFFIC SERVICES PROGRAM AREA GOALS
- To reduce the total number of persons killed in traffic collisions
- To reduce the total number of persons injured in traffic collisions
2015 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTSHigh Visibility Enforcement
Law enforcement agencies conducted high visibility enforcement during the NHTSA Summer and Winter mobilizations. During these high visibility enforcement periods, officers conducted DUI checkpoints, roving DUI patrols, and DUI warrant/probation operations for those who failed to comply with court orders and habitual offenders identified as the worst-of-the-worst. Agencies also conducted sustained DUI enforcement during Super Bowl Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Halloween, and other local festivals or events with identified DUI problems. Local and regional media efforts were coordinated focusing on the awareness of impaired driving and the affects of prescription medication when combined with alcohol, the tragedy caused by one’s choice to drive impaired, and importance of designating sober drivers.