Tag: Selective Enforcement

  • 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, […]

  • March 15th, 2015

Alabama has hundreds fewer state troopers than what’s needed to patrol its highways, according to a recent study, and an official says the shortage is having drastic effects of highway safety. Reduced trooper presence takes away from safe driving because of greater disregard for traffic laws, leading to more crashes, said Alabama Law Enforcement Agency […]

  • January 2nd, 2015

Over the past few years, increased publicity and marketing has sparked a national conversation among members of the law enforcement profes- sion about the Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) initiative. DDACTS is being promoted as a tool to improve data applications, reduce needed resources and simultaneously drive down crime and crashes. DDACTS is […]