Tag: First Responders

  • January 6th, 2022

Incident response and emergency services personnel, including police, firefighters, emergency medical services, and towing operators, are at risk of being struck by passing motorists while they are working at the roadside. Stakeholders such as AAA and others strive to reduce these professionals’ risk of being injured or killed on the job through advocacy, education, and implementation […]

  • September 24th, 2020

September 23, 2020 CONTACT: Adrian Nicholas, 202-580-7934, anicholas@ghsa.org Data tracking, police training, inclusivity, new programs needed Statement for attribution to Jonathan Adkins, Executive Director, Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Traffic deaths are a public health crisis in our country, with 36,560 lives taken in 2018, hundreds of thousands of serious injuries and millions […]

  • July 29th, 2020

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) promise many benefits, but questions remain about how law enforcement (LE) officers will interact with them. Officers likely will encounter new challenges related to technology, procedures, and constitutional authorities. To better understand the potential challenges of LE interaction with AVs, the RAND Corporation and the Police Executive Research Forum, on behalf of […]

  • September 2nd, 2014

Every day across the country, firefighters and paramedics respond to urgent calls for help. But many of those responders say it’s taking longer to make their way through congested streets and past inattentive drivers. there are simply more pedestrians, more drivers, more distractions, and more cars that are nearly sound-proof – making it hard to […]