Tag: Enforcement

  • May 8th, 2020

With the increased use of electronic devices, distracted driving is assumed to be one of the main causes of crashes. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has demonstrated interest in addressing distracted driving. However, the real impact of distracted driving on traffic crashes in Illinois is still unclear because of what appears to be a […]

  • January 1st, 2018

Click It or Ticket: A special traffic enforcement program called “Click It or Ticket” (CIOT) is conducted between April and June each year in Alabama. Multiple agencies and organizations participate in this effort, under the leadership of the Office of Highway Safety in the Law Enforcement/Traffic Safety (LETS) Division of the Alabama Department of Economic and […]

  • January 1st, 2018

AL.com: The Alabama State Trooper Association today called on legislators and Gov. Kay Ivey to address what they say is a critical shortage of troopers on the road. The problem is not new and is mostly the result of budget cuts, officials said. Today’s weather could demonstrate how the shortage affects drivers and passengers, they said, […]

  • August 2nd, 2017

Governing.com: A new study out of Washington is rarely a cause for celebration, but many traffic safety groups are excited about a forthcoming report that highlights the big role speeding plays in traffic deaths. The study comes from the National Transportation Safety Board, an agency best known for its investigations of deadly plane crashes and […]

  • August 2nd, 2017

In December of 2016, region four of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, convened for a meeting in Atlanta and conceived a special safety campaign to reduce speeding-related deaths. NHTSA region four includes Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. According to the Center for Advanced Public Safety, state speeding-related fatalities have gone up […]

  • July 25th, 2017

​WASHINGTON (July 25, 2017) — The National Transportation Safety Board released Tuesday the results of its safety study on reducing speeding-related passenger vehicle crashes on the nation’s roads. In the study, the NTSB recommends completion of all actions in the DOT 2014 Speed Management Program Plan, assessment of the effectiveness of point-to-point speed enforcement in […]

  • July 16th, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police in five Southeastern states are launching a weeklong program to reduce summertime wrecks and traffic deaths. “Operation Southern Shield” starts Monday in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The campaign aims to reduce the number of drivers who are speeding, impaired, distracted and not wearing seat belts, according to […]

  • June 2nd, 2017

AL.com: Alabama State Troopers issued more than 100 speeding citations in Blount County Friday during a special operation following a spate of deadly traffic crashes over the past month. Lawmen carried out a 13-hour traffic enforcement blitz, issuing a total of 158 citations for violations that contribute to crashes that can cause injury or death, […]