The Florida Police Chiefs Association wants to prevent traffic accidents and reduce your chances of being injured. With the assistance and cooperation of the Institute for Police Traffic Management (IPTM), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) we have established this site and are pleased to provide you with the following safe driving information.
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Airbag SafetyThe Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Air Bag Safety Campaign are pleased to provide you with the following safe driving information which will have a lifesaving impact on you and your children.
Child SafetyThe Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Air Bag Safety Campaign are pleased to provide you with the following safe driving information which will have a lifesaving impact on you and your children.
Distracted driving is on the rise.
Unfortunately, so are deaths and injuries because of it.
During 2010, NHTSA estimates that more than 3,000 people were killed and another 416,000 were injured due to distraction related crashes. Yet the National Phone Survey on Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behaviors found that more than half of those surveyed believe that using a cell phone makes no difference in their driving performance.
Driving Under The Influence
Impaired driving is the most frequently committed violent crime in America. Every 33 minutes, someone in this country dies in an alcohol-related crash. In the time it takes you to read this information, someone else will die needlessly.
DUI Enforcement TrailerThe State of Florida DUI Checkpoint Enforcement Trailer is a joint effort between the Florida Department of Transportation's Safety Office and the Institute of Police Technology and Management. The trailer is used by smaller agencies who wish to step up their DUI enforcement through checkpoint operations.
Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Safety
Although they are great for the environment, electric and hybrid vehicles can present unique dangers for officers in the field. Here is some valuable information to help keep you safe when responding to crash scenes involving these types of cars.
Highway Safety Grant Funding
Law enforcement agencies can apply for grant funds to implement highway safety projects in their communities. These grants funds flow from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under the surface transportation act known at MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century). Under MAP-21, the States are required to direct their behavioral highway safety funds towards evidence-based programs and in areas where data-driven problem identification indicates that there is an issue.
Officer Traffic Safety
Traffic safety efforts shouldn’t just focus on the public, they should also focus on our friends and colleagues in uniform. Every day, as they respond to calls and protect our cities, these officers are exposed to much greater roadway hazards than the general public or even other professional drivers. And all too many are killed or injured as a result.
This page is dedicating to protecting those that protect us. It includes useful information and resources regarding officer safety while driving or working in a traffic environment.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Each year, nearly 500 pedestrians are killed on our roadways giving Florida the highest pedestrian fatality rate in the nation. In addition, the Sunshine State also has the second highest rate for bicyclist fatalities. Although significant progress has been made in other categories of crashes, pedestrian and bicyclist deaths remain stubbornly high.
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