Traffic Enforcement, Highway Patrol

Traffic Enforcement, Highway Patrol

The Traffic Enforcement / Highway Patrol topic area serves as a resource for the latest developments in traffic enforcement tactics and techniques. The open road affords many opportunities to catch wanted felons, help stranded motorist, and without proper protection, injure or kill the peacekeepers who patrol those highways and byways.
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Ariz. court rules on DUI law for marijuana users

The presence of non-impairing marijuana compounds in a person's body isn't a justification for authorities to prosecute under DUI laws, court ruled - Full Story

Videos

NM suspect uses jiu-jitsu on officer following pursuit

A dash cam video released by New Mexico State Police captured a high-speed pursuit and a violent attack on an officer.

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Ore. judge: Flashing headlights is free speech

Judge found that motorists flashing their headlights amounts to speech protected by the Oregon Constitution - Full Story

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'Tweeting troopers' take citizens on digital ride-alongs

In an age where the world is hungry for information, the KHP formed the Tweeting Troopers as a way to share traffic warnings and tips - Full Story

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Lawsuit tossed out in CHP 'suicide by cop' shooting

Officers acted in self-defense when they fatally shot a suicidal South San Francisco man who had led them on a high-speed chase and then walked toward them holding a large rock on his head - Full Story

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Kan. trooper injured in crash, critical

Kan. trooper injured in crash, critical

A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper was seriously injured when his patrol car was rear-ended while stopped behind a semi - Full Story

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Pa. police face unique set of challenges with texting law

Unless a driver admits or a passenger tells police that a driver was sending a message, it's difficult to make a texting-while-driving citation stick - Full Story

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Video: Illegal immigrant escapes during Ga. traffic stop

Officers tried to arrest him after he failed a field sobriety test, but he dashed across the highway and disappeared into the woods - Full Story

Columns

Product Review: Dig in and stand firm with Stabilicers Maxx ice cleats Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

Product Review: Dig in and stand firm with Stabilicers Maxx ice cleats

When you’re working in icy conditions, it usually takes only one slip — and hard landing on... - Full Story

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Md. trooper struck during traffic stop returns to work

Md. trooper struck during traffic stop returns to work

Maryland State Trooper Jacqueline Kline suffered a traumatic brain injury in the crash - Full Story



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