Traffic Safety

Law enforcement officers can spend a lot of time on the road, getting in and out of patrol vehicles. They require equipment and technologies to keep them safe while on the job. According to  Making it Safer: An Analysis of U.S. Law Enforcement Fatalities Between (2010-2016), a report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), there were 46 traffic-related fatalities in 2017. There have been 31 automobile crashes, of which 14 were single-vehicle crashes and ten officers struck and killed. Five officers died in motorcycle crashes. In addition the report states that preliminary information indicates that in at least seven of the automobile crashes, officers were not wearing their seatbelt.

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