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Operating as usual

05/12/2021

Seatbelts save lives.
Thanks to Georgia GOHS for posting this.

05/10/2021
Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety (CPS) is an incredibly important subject in the world of traffic safety and we have one of the brightest minds in the CPS space who just happens to be part of the incredible Governors Highways Safety Association Team. Kerry Chausmer is the GHSA Programs & Member Services Director who managed the National Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) Certification Program.

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05/08/2021

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GHSA’s Pam Shadel Fischer was recently honored by the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition with the 2021 Special Recognition Award for years of leadership and mentoring in teen driving safety. Pam helped pass New Jersey’s original Graduated Driver Licensing law in 1999 and amendments to that law nearly a decade later, which helped take teen driver fatalities to historic lows. Pam and two others – Violet Marrero with NJM Insurance Group and Dr. Claudia Knezek with Kean University – were recognized at a virtual event.

Please join us in congratulating Pam on the well-deserved recognition! NJ Bike & Walk Coalition New Jersey DHTS

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, California street racing task force sees immediate r...
05/07/2021

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, California street racing task force sees immediate results, Kentucky promotes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, DDACTS 2.0 Operational Guidelines now available and much more.

Read this week's newsletter here: https://bit.ly/3xWC4mc
California Office of Traffic Safety
Kentucky Office of Highway Safety
NHTSA

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, California street racing task force sees immediate results, Kentucky promotes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, DDACTS 2.0 Operational Guidelines now available and much more.

Read this week's newsletter here: https://bit.ly/3xWC4mc
California Office of Traffic Safety
Kentucky Office of Highway Safety
NHTSA

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05/05/2021

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#GHSA2021 in Denver gets the green light! 🚦

After careful consideration, we’ve decided to hold the GHSA 2021 Annual Meeting in person in the Mile High City, Sept. 11-15. This year’s theme, "Moving Mountains: Forging a New Traffic Safety Landscape," speaks to critical challenges we face as we emerge from a year of pandemic-related restrictions that changed the way people work, interact and travel. General sessions will consider the rise in speeding during the pandemic, the need to improve equity in traffic enforcement and how states, law enforcement and first responders can prepare for automated vehicles. Registration opens June 1. We’re excited to see you in person in Denver! Learn more: https://www.ghsa.org/events/Annual-Meetings/2021

Congratulations Trooper Ray of the Arkansas State Police.
05/04/2021

Congratulations Trooper Ray of the Arkansas State Police.

ARKANSAS STATE TROOPER NAMED NATIONAL TROOPER OF THE YEAR

Arkansas State Trooper James Ray has been named by the American Association of State Troopers as the Trooper of the Year – 2021, recognizing him for his selfless act of bravery that saved the lives of motorists traveling through western Arkansas along Interstate 40 last year.

Trooper Ray, 24, of Franklin County, is a three year veteran of the Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, assigned to the Highway Patrol Division, Troop H, headquartered at Fort Smith.
The heroic actions by Trooper Ray while pursuing a fleeing driver prevented a catastrophic collision between the suspect and innocent motorists.

On December 4, 2020, at 10:37 AM, Officer Matt Young of the Arkansas Highway Police had stopped to check the welfare of a driver parked along I-40 near Ozark. The side windows on the vehicle were spray painted black preventing Officer Young from seeing through anything other than the driver's window. Officer Young called Trooper Ray to assist with the unusual encounter. When Trooper Ray arrived, he and Officer Young began to approach the vehicle at which time the driver pulled the vehicle onto the interstate and sped away.

During the ensuing pursuit, the suspect fled at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour and passed several vehicles on the shoulder as he drove erratically. When given the opportunity to safely end the pursuit, Trooper Ray performed a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) on the fleeing suspect vehicle which was forced into a clockwise rotation into the westbound lanes. Unfortunately, the suspect was able to regain control of his vehicle and began driving eastbound in the westbound lanes, posing an extreme danger to other motorists who were now meeting the fleeing suspect head-on. The suspect traveled a short distance before he crossed the median and began traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes.

Trooper Ray, realizing he was running out of options to stop an extremely dangerous driver, drove west in the westbound lanes to get ahead of the fleeing driver who continued westbound in the eastbound lanes.

Trooper Ray was able to get ahead of the fleeing driver and crossed the median into the eastbound lanes, facing the direction he knew the suspect vehicle was traveling.

Using quick judgment, Trooper Ray stopped eastbound traffic, and began slowly driving eastbound as the suspect vehicle approached him traveling westbound. Trooper Ray knew that the next unit to be in a position on the eastbound side of the interstate was miles behind him.

Trooper Ray aimed his vehicle at the oncoming suspect and waited. He timed it perfectly, as suspect was passing in front of him, Trooper Ray accelerated quickly and crashed his vehicle into the front left corner of the suspect vehicle. This action forced the suspect vehicle into the median and disabled both vehicles. Trooper Ray was able to safely place the suspect into custody, and miraculously, neither he nor the suspect had any major injuries.
Trooper Ray will be formally recognized in a national award ceremony later this year.

Great news!!I look forward to seeing everyone face to face.
05/04/2021

Great news!!
I look forward to seeing everyone face to face.

#GHSA2021 in Denver gets the green light! 🚦

After careful consideration, we’ve decided to hold the GHSA 2021 Annual Meeting in person in the Mile High City, Sept. 11-15. This year’s theme, "Moving Mountains: Forging a New Traffic Safety Landscape," speaks to critical challenges we face as we emerge from a year of pandemic-related restrictions that changed the way people work, interact and travel. General sessions will consider the rise in speeding during the pandemic, the need to improve equity in traffic enforcement and how states, law enforcement and first responders can prepare for automated vehicles. Registration opens June 1. We’re excited to see you in person in Denver! Learn more: https://www.ghsa.org/events/Annual-Meetings/2021

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04/29/2021

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Many high schools are finding creative ways to host prom this year. Take a moment to remind your teens that safe driving rules always apply – don’t drive impaired or distracted, don’t speed, always buckle seat belts, and limit passengers.

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04/29/2021

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Designate your passenger as your “designated texter.” They can respond to messages while you are focused on the road. #JustDrive

04/29/2021

Will you help us prevent similar stories from being told? #vestedinwzsafety

04/26/2021

TODAY IS THE DAY YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR, the first ever virtual Lifesavers Conference begins with our Opening Plenary at 11:00 am Eastern! #lifesavers2021

Link to log into platform: https://lifesavers.6connex.us/event/lifesaversconference/login
(the virtual site will go live on Monday at 10:00 a.m. ET / 7:00 a.m. PT / 9:00 a.m. CT)
NOTE: To gain access, you will use the same email address you used to register for the conference.

Important things to know:
• Recommended web browsers are Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Explorer and Microsoft Edge may work but have proven to be less reliable.
• Connectivity Info: You should not be connecting through a VPN or using a connection with a firewall. As an added measure, we encourage you to test your connection using this helpful System Checker Link prior to joining the conference: https://lifesavers.6connex.us/event/lifesaversconference/system-check
• Once you enter the virtual platform, you may zoom in and out of the browser to find the right percentage to fit your screen. On the upper righthand corner of your screen, try zooming in and out of your browser. You are going to want to get to a percentage where you can see all areas of the event. You may need to be at 90% to 100% to view and click on all items within each virtual room screen.

If you are a workshop moderator, speaker, or room monitor and did not receive an email with your workshop's Speaker Console link, please email [email protected].

Don't miss today's special Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities edition of the Traffic Stop Newsl...
04/26/2021

Don't miss today's special Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities edition of the Traffic Stop Newsletter!

The 2021 Lifesavers Virtual Conference starts today, and with 70 virtual workshops in nine tracks, there are plenty of options to choose from. To help you make the most of your registration, we've identified sessions that may be of interest to you. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2QwvO3S

Don't miss today's special Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities edition of the Traffic Stop Newsletter!

The 2021 Lifesavers Virtual Conference starts today, and with 70 virtual workshops in nine tracks, there are plenty of options to choose from. To help you make the most of your registration, we've identified sessions that may be of interest to you. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2QwvO3S

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, Tennessee’s “Operation 40 to 40,” Washington polysub...
04/23/2021

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, Tennessee’s “Operation 40 to 40,” Washington polysubstance challenge, Idaho adds extra patrols and much more.

Read this week's newsletter here: https://bit.ly/3xlvDck
Tennessee Highway Safety Office
Target Zero
Washington State Patrol
Idaho Office of Highway Safety
NHTSA

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, Tennessee’s “Operation 40 to 40,” Washington polysubstance challenge, Idaho adds extra patrols and much more.

Read this week's newsletter here: https://bit.ly/3xlvDck
Tennessee Highway Safety Office
Target Zero
Washington State Patrol
Idaho Office of Highway Safety
NHTSA

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, Utah’s #DistractedDriving fight hits a roadblock, “S...
04/16/2021

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, Utah’s #DistractedDriving fight hits a roadblock, “Slow Down Tennessee” campaign launch, Maryland focuses on big trucks and much more.

Read this week's newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2Qw3BK0
Utah DOT
Utah Highway Patrol
Tennessee Highway Safety Office
Maryland State Highway Administration
Cumberland Police Department
NHTSA

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, Utah’s #DistractedDriving fight hits a roadblock, “Slow Down Tennessee” campaign launch, Maryland focuses on big trucks and much more.

Read this week's newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2Qw3BK0
Utah DOT
Utah Highway Patrol
Tennessee Highway Safety Office
Maryland State Highway Administration
Cumberland Police Department
NHTSA

It is with heavy hearts and deepest sympathies extended to the family and friends, that we share the tragic passing of L...
04/12/2021
Nation's Biggest Buzz-kill

It is with heavy hearts and deepest sympathies extended to the family and friends, that we share the tragic passing of Lynnwood Police Department Officer Mark Brinkman. Mark died, April 11. Mark was a devoted husband and father. He was guided by his great faith and Christian belief. He served as a Washington State Law Enforcement Liaison as part of his duties. He was a hard-working police officer, a leader, and a mentor.

Below is a short clip of his work. RIP Mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnBfzmCYTzQ

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, Hoboken, New Jersey has zero traffic deaths, Maine S...
04/09/2021

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, Hoboken, New Jersey has zero traffic deaths, Maine State Police step up enforcement, Georgia asks drivers to park their phones and much more.

Read this week's newsletter here: https://bit.ly/3dRyOPN
New Jersey DHTS
Maine Bureau of Highway Safety
Georgia GOHS
NHTSA

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, Hoboken, New Jersey has zero traffic deaths, Maine State Police step up enforcement, Georgia asks drivers to park their phones and much more.

Read this week's newsletter here: https://bit.ly/3dRyOPN
New Jersey DHTS
Maine Bureau of Highway Safety
Georgia GOHS
NHTSA

Interested in learning about how to set up and map with LTI crash scene mapping equipment, specifically the TruPulse 200...
04/06/2021

Interested in learning about how to set up and map with LTI crash scene mapping equipment, specifically the TruPulse 200X and TruAngle?

Crush Analysis can be time-consuming. Learn how to efficiently gather data and create reports for the investigation from Laser Technology, Inc.

Kassie Carley, Traffic Safety Product Manager for Laser Tech and Michael Allard, Police Officer for Northeast Diagramming Services will be presenting.

Michael Allard of Northeast Diagramming is a 32-year veteran law enforcement officer specialized in the field of collision reconstruction and crime scene investigation.

Date: Wednesday April 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 am MDT
Registration: https://measuringthefuture.com/crash-webinar-register/

Interested in learning about how to set up and map with LTI crash scene mapping equipment, specifically the TruPulse 200X and TruAngle?

Crush Analysis can be time-consuming. Learn how to efficiently gather data and create reports for the investigation from Laser Technology, Inc.

Kassie Carley, Traffic Safety Product Manager for Laser Tech and Michael Allard, Police Officer for Northeast Diagramming Services will be presenting.

Michael Allard of Northeast Diagramming is a 32-year veteran law enforcement officer specialized in the field of collision reconstruction and crime scene investigation.

Date: Wednesday April 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 am MDT
Registration: https://measuringthefuture.com/crash-webinar-register/

Don't drive distracted. It's just not worth it. NHTSA Governors Highway Safety Association National Safety Council AAA
04/03/2021

Don't drive distracted. It's just not worth it.

NHTSA Governors Highway Safety Association
National Safety Council AAA

Distracted driving always has a cost. You could pay with a ticket, or you could pay with your life.

Improving pedestrian safety is very important to solidifying and improving high quality of life for communities. Visibil...
04/03/2021
STEP Crosswalk Visibility Enhancements

Improving pedestrian safety is very important to solidifying and improving high quality of life for communities. Visibility enhancements for crosswalks is important for managing pedestrian safety. The Governors Highway Safety Association's Pedestrian Report shares a lot of information about safety which you can download here -> https://www.ghsa.org/resources/Pedestrians21

Crosswalk Visibility Enhancements, one of the Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program countermeasures, can reduce crash risk for pedestrians ...

04/03/2021

In case you missed it! TODAY at 5pm ET on #TheDailyDrive we have three traffic safety experts who would like to tell you about EyesDrive, a national campaign with easy to share social content that educates, advocates, and builds awareness on the dangers of distracted driving.

You'll hear from campaign partners Jim Graham with the Ford Motor Company Fund, Linda Fech with the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning and Robbie Buhl, Founder and Lead Instructor of Teen Street Skills.

"Get Reminder" 👇👇👇
https://www.facebook.com/FordDrivingSkillsForLife/posts/10159450751771584

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, Maryland State Police tackle street racing, the Colo...
04/02/2021

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, Maryland State Police tackle street racing, the Colorado Department of Transportation sees 42 #DistractedDriving crashes per day, North Carolina is looking for speeders and much more.

Read this week's newsletter here: https://bit.ly/3uhSJhG
Maryland State Highway Administration
NC Governor's Highway Safety Program
NHTSA

Don't miss this week's Traffic Stop Newsletter! In today's edition, Maryland State Police tackle street racing, the Colorado Department of Transportation sees 42 #DistractedDriving crashes per day, North Carolina is looking for speeders and much more.

Read this week's newsletter here: https://bit.ly/3uhSJhG
Maryland State Highway Administration
NC Governor's Highway Safety Program
NHTSA

04/01/2021

Driving is no joke, so don’t act a fool when you’re behind the wheel! #DriveSafe #AprilFools

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First responder tickets are half-price ($10). We’ve got a great band, some big ticket silent auction items, and some great drinks to try, I’m sure. We will be recognizing first responders in attendance.
Originating from a NHTSA report (but if it is not appropriate to this group, admins please remove it): New York is Top State in USA Enforcement Efforts to Make Highways Safer --