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NHTSA Officer Safety Initiatives

Memorial Fund in partnership with NHTSA work to save the lives of our law enforcement officers by reducing traffic related fatalities

Since 2011, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have worked together to actively promote law enforcement officer safety on the roadways. In 2014, the number of officers killed in traffic related crashes rose by 11% and of the 49 crash related deaths, 20 were single vehicle crashes.

Single vehicle crashes and the nine officers who were struck and killed while outside their vehicles in 2014, are two categories where fatalities can be reduced through training, enforcement of the “Move Over” law and by mandating that every officer wear their seatbelt. The Memorial Fund, in conjunction with our partners at NHTSA, continue to provide research data on the latest trends and share that information with numerous law enforcement coalitions and associations to improve the culture of traffic safety among the law enforcement community.