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Vehicle Incidents and Issues

The Vehicle Incidents and Issues topic deals with issues related to specialized patrols like motorcycle units as well as vehicular risks and challenges to law enforcement, including vehicle crashes involving police and vehicular assaults against officers. From single-car traffic accidents to high-speed pursuits, most law enforcement injuries and fatalities occur in, or immediately outside of, a police officer’s vehicle.
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January 04, 2011
No seat-belt in 42 % of fatal squad wrecks

No seat-belt in 42 % of fatal squad wrecks

Traffic incidents were the leading cause of officer deaths for the 13th straight year - Full Story
January 03, 2011

DOJ proposes digital camera standards for police vehicles

The deadline for comments on the new standards is Jan. 31 - Full Story
January 03, 2011

Mich. cruisers wreck during robbery call

By PoliceOne StaffKALAMAZOO, Mich. — Two vehicles wrecked while responding to a burglary call in... - Full Story
December 29, 2010

Cops force crash in Vegas Strip chase

The suspect called 911 during the chase saying he wanted to kill himself and would shoot police if he had his guns - Full Story
December 28, 2010

University of Houston cop killed in wreck

Ann O'Donnell was killed in an automobile accident while responding to an assault in progress - Full Story
December 27, 2010

Guns, wallet stolen from NM Chief's squad

There were no signs of forced entry on the unit from which two weapons and a wallet were stolen - Full Story
December 20, 2010

Video: Calif. woman rams cruiser with Camaro

Pleaded not guilty to a felony assault charge after backing her car into the officer, nearly hitting him - Full Story
December 13, 2010

Fla. officer struck, killed by elderly driver

By PoliceOne StaffOn Sunday, December 12, 2010, Sergeant Wesley Whitmore Jr. of the Polk County (Fla.)... - Full Story
December 13, 2010

Suspect dead, baby alive, after Texas pursuit crash

According to reports, the baby's father was the original driver removed from the car prior to the pursuit - Full Story
December 13, 2010

Va. cops shoot, kill hammer-wielding woman

As she she tried to escape, the 22-year-old nursing student had dragged one officer into the street with her car - Full Story

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