Distracted Driving March Break Campaign Launched

by admin 15. March 2018 13:31

Distracted Driving is dangerous and has caused many traffic accidents. The Ontario Provincial Police are reminding drivers in their area of the importance of keeping your eyes on the road with their launch of a traffic safety campaign just in time for March Break. OPP Supt. Tony Cristilli stated that the campaign is to assist in reducing the number of crashes and injuries that result from the inattention of drivers.

At the Toronoto OPP Detachment, Cristilli told reporters, "Distracted driving is a danger to all road users. We want to see everyone develop and maintain a complete intolerance for distracted driving and to make it socially unacceptable driving behaviour." More...

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Leading Cause of Fatal Crashes: Distracted Driving

by admin 4. February 2018 13:51

Put down those cell phones, don't reach for something in the next seat or turn your head to talk to the kids in the backseat; keep your eyes and attention to the road when you're driving. Distracted driving has once again continued to be the leading cause of fatal traffic accidents in the State of New Jersey. According to a State Police analysis of fatal crashes in 2016, that makes six years in a row.

This latest report, which was released January 2018, shows distracted driving was a factor in 217 out of 570 fatal crashes in 2016 in the state. The analysis also showed an increase of 40 traffic fatalities from 2015. While these are statistics for New Jersey, distracted driving is a huge problem all over the world. More...

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MCPA / MSA Annual Conference 2017

by admin 31. August 2017 13:16

The MCPA/MSA Annual Conference is taking place September 10-14 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau in Ocean City, Maryland. More than 350 law enforcement professionals will be in attendance and will take part in educational sessions and awards ceremonies, plus see the latest in products and services of over 70 exhibitors and enjoy networking with their peers. More...

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Distracted Driving Study Shows Sixth Sense Interfered by Texting

by admin 18. August 2017 12:54

Distracted driving has become a worldwide epidemic claiming thousands of lives a year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving is responsible for 3,477 people killed and 391,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes in the 2015 year. To break that down even more, each and every day in the United States alone, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in accidents involving distracted driving. These statistics are scary and sobering facts. It is important that we all understand what happens when we do something else while we are behind the wheel of a vehicle. More...

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Tennessee Lifesavers Conference

by admin 14. August 2017 13:16

The Annual Lifesavers Conference is celebrating 30 years in 2017! Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) is proud to be a sponsor of this conference which also includes the annual law enforcement challenge. Held August 23rd - 25th in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, this event offers attendees the opportunity to listen to key experts in the law enforcement field, attend concurrent sessions, network and see the latest in products and services for the industry. More...

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Cracking Down on Dangerous Driving

by admin 17. July 2017 13:32

A special traffic campaign, named Operation Southern Shield, is happening July 17th - 23rd all across the Southeast to enforce traffic safety laws and help people arrive alive to their destination. Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida law enforcement have teamed up to crack down on traffic violations, including speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving. More...

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Delaware Police Chiefs' Council Seminar 2017

by admin 11. May 2017 11:08

The DPCC annual staff development seminar for is taking place Monday, May 15th - Thursday, May 18th at the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach in Dewey Beach, Delaware. The Council is celebrating 46 years of service in 2017 and continues to strive to provide outstanding law enforcement services to the citizens of Delaware. The annual seminar helps provide DPCC members with the latest in training, networking opportunities and the chance to see and learn about newest product and technology for the industry. More...

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Distracted Driving A Growing Problem on Colorado Highways

by admin 9. May 2017 13:29

One of the biggest problems happening on Colorado's busy highways today is distracted driving. Officers state that this is a problem that has gotten out of control. In an recent interview with Channel 9 News - KUSA, Special Operations Commander Eric Schmit states, "Almost at any time in Colorado you can look over to the person next to you and see them operating some kind of electronic device". He further states that driving I-25 (one of the busiest corridors in Colorado) probably 6-8 accidents will happen during rush hour traffic. Most of these accidents would be preventable as at least half of them will be due to texting and talking on cell phones while driving. More...

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Distracted Driving Considered a Culprit as Traffic Deaths Increase in First Half of 2016

by admin 16. December 2016 09:53

Traffic fatalities jumped up by 10.4% in the first six months of 2016. A sobering fact that was released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in October. If this trend continues, then this will mean that 2016 will be the highest year on record since 1966 when there were 35,000 traffic fatalities total for the year.

U.S. Highways are becoming more dangerous to drive on and this trend has been rising since late 2014 when the economy started to improve. With the recovery of the economy, more and more people are now driving and going places. Drivers distracted by smartphones and texting is a huge contributor to these alarming increases in fatalities. More...

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North Carolina Highway Safety Symposium 2016

by admin 10. August 2016 12:00

The North Carolina Highway Safety Symposium, is being held August 16-19 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. Attendees will learn from State and National expert speakers on traffic safety issues, attend breakout sessions, network and have the opportunity to see the latest in products, services and technologies. More...

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