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.
In the 1980s, fatal collisions with fixed objects such as a guard rail, bridge, tree or traffic barrier was 29 percent. In the 1990s that jumped to 37 percent. In this most recent decade it is 41 percent.
Earlier this year, a report was issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) titled, 'Characteristics of Law Enforcement Officers' Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes.' Here's our analysis. - Full Story
Ford recently invited four police officers from around the U.S. and Canada to drive the new Interceptors — PoliceOne caught up with those cops to get their take on the new vehicles for a new three-part series. - Full Story