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Vehicle Incidents and Issues

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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News

When basic physics trumps high technology

The National Transportation Safety Administration attributes 10 percent of all fatal accidents to driver distraction, and a squad car cockpit is cluttered with distractions - Full Story

Videos

Yates: The Importance of Good Eyesight While Driving

Doug Wyllie sits down with Captain Travis Yates to talk about the most important asset that officers have, their eyes. Officers should be getting their vision checked on a regular basis to ensure that their eyesight will not affect their driving, particularly at night.

Videos

Chief Jeff Chudwin: Speed Kills

Dave Smith sits down with Chief Jeff Chudwin to discuss the concept of "speed kills" both in driving and in our response times. We live in a world where safety is an illusion. He reminds us that we do not control the events around us, we can only control our response.

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Video: Uncooperative woman struck in head, TASERed during traffic stop

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Andrew Davenport placed on leave following incident - Full Story

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DWI crashes drop in Santa Fe

Arrests have declined, but seized vehicles are up - Full Story

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Video: Patrol car slammed into wall during chase

Suspects in stolen SUV led N.C. cops on highway pursuit - Full Story

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SC cop dies in accident after transporting prisoner

Corporal Chuck Nesbitt had served with the Sumter Police Department for 10 years - Full Story

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Calif. red-light cameras may get stopped

Residents opposed to the cameras told the council they increased rear-end collisions and violated civil liberties - Full Story

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15 years later, Texas cop dies of injuries

Officer Kevin Marceau is survived by his son, parents, and four siblings - Full Story

Columns

When the 'experts' have it all wrong Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

When the 'experts' have it all wrong

“A recent high-speed chase to catch a nonviolent criminal raises questions about when it’s OK... - Full Story



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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street
with Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.)
TechBeat TechBeat
with the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)