An Unlikely COVID-19 Outcome: Speeding

by MDalton 28. April 2020 08:15

Across the world, stay-in-place orders during the COVID-19 pandemic have mandated people to stay at home. More people at home means fewer people on the road, and in theory creates safer roads. Unfortunately, with significantly fewer cars on the road, police officials have observed an increase in speeding and reckless driving. Without the usual traffic constraints, drivers are taking advantage and pushing their speeds to the limits across the United States and Europe.More...

Oklahoma Traffic Safety Summit 2020

by admin 11. February 2020 09:22
 

The Oklahoma Traffic Safety Summit (OHSO) is being held February 18 - 20, 2020 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center in Oklahoma City, OK. The OHSO Summit is in its first year, and is the premier traffic safety conference and training event for Oklahoma. This summit has combined the annual Traffic Safety Forum, Oklahoma Drug Recognition Expert training conference, Fatality Crash Reporting conference, annual Stakeholders meeting along with added training sessions. This three-day event is chock-full of educational workshops and sessions, offering the latest in product and technology for law enforcement, and provides networking with others in the industry.More...

GPEC 2020

by admin 11. February 2020 09:07
 

Join Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) at the GPEC 2020 (General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference®) being held February 18th through 20th in Frankfurt Germany. LTI will be showcasing our Traffic Safety products in Booth E042 including the TruCAM II, the traffic and speed enforcement laser with video. This laser can assist officers with enforcing speeding, distracted driving and other traffic violations. More...

New Ohio Traffic Laws Are Aiming to Reduce Distracted Drivers

by TNyland 12. February 2019 07:33

Distracted driving killed one person every two and a half hours in 2016. According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), 3,450 people were killed by distracted driving in 2016.

On October 29, 2018, Ohio's House Bill 95 went into effect. With this bill, law enforcement officers are not required to prove that a driver is texting while operating a vehicle, but only that a moving violation has occurred, and/or that the driver was distracted at the time. More...

School Safety Zones: Is Your Child Really Safe?

by TNyland 28. December 2018 09:01

School Safety Zones: Is Your Child Really Safe?

57 million children travel daily to and from school in America, either walking, biking, taking the bus, or are being dropped off. School safety zones require drivers to slow down and take precaution for potential children that may be around: however, traffic accidents are the leading cause of injuries/death for school-aged children. School safety zones are the most prevalent for a child to be struck by a vehicle compared to any other location.

School zones are areas outside of schools, playgrounds, and areas immediately around any type of school bus or transport vehicle with children being both picked up and dropped off. More...

Distracted Drivers Increase Motorcycle Fatalities

by TNyland 20. December 2018 11:11

America's distracted driving epidemic is increasing the amount of motorcycle fatalities throughout the country. A study that was recently published in Social Science & Medicine discovered that states who implement strict law bans on cell phone usage reduce motorcycle fatality rates by as much as 11%.

Researchers analyzed the total number of traffic-related fatalities from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System between the years of 2005 – 2015: specifically, motorcycle-related deaths throughout the country. More...

If It Is Dangerous, Why Do We Still Text and Drive?

by TNyland 26. October 2018 08:30

LTI's Teen Driving Awareness Blog Series: Part Three

Mobile devices have been paving a way into our lives since 1973, but it wasn't until the mid-2000's that mobile devices started changing the way we live and interact. Ever since, we've been attached at the hip, slowly forming a societal addiction of constant contact. We never disconnect, even when we are behind the wheel, fostering a false perception of safe driving for future generations.

A recent study showed that drivers use their phones during 88 out of every 100 trips. It takes 27 seconds for a driver to regain full alertness after making any voice-activated command, texting or any act that takes your attention away from driving. More...

Fostering Safe Driving Habits for your Newly Licensed Teen

by TNyland 24. October 2018 06:00

LTI's Teen Driving Awareness Blog Series: Part Two

We all start off as an inexperienced driver. We believe drivers training and the hours we've put in with our parents has made us road-ready. But just like anything, going out in the field for the first time is nothing compared to your classroom setting.

The first 18 months after your teen gets their license is statistically the most dangerous. Within that 18-month period, new drivers are four times more likely to get into an accident when compared to adults. Teen youth in America are injured and/or killed every day due to inexperienced and distracted drivers and is the leading cause of death for teenagers: totaling eleven teen deaths a day in the United States. That is a number that is just too high. More...

Taking our Teens Too Early: The Epidemic Sweeping America

by TNyland 22. October 2018 06:00

LTI's Teen Driving Awareness Blog Series: Part 1

There is a current epidemic sweeping across America, taking eleven teen lives each day and rapidly consuming more each year. It has no feelings towards what socioeconomic status you have, or what race you are, but every year, it is getting more powerful, claiming the lives of more teens.

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens between the ages of 15 and 18 within the United States – ahead of all other types of injury, disease or violence. More...

Preparing for Teen Driving Awareness Week

by TNyland 21. October 2018 06:08

LTI's Teen Driving Awareness Blog Series: Introduction

Communicate with your teen this week about the importance of safe driving during this year's Teen Driving Awareness Week, October 21st through October 27th. More...

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