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Vehicle Safety

Every year, traffic-related incidents are among the four biggest killers of law enforcement officers. Whether it is speeding to a call, distracted driving, or not wearing a seatbelt—this campaign aims to identify which habits and behaviors could be putting you at risk when you are behind the wheel. This Spotlight on Safety highlights resources to assist you with creating safe driving habits to ensure that you arrive at each call safely. Use these materials to keep safety at the forefront daily!


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Law enforcement officers and leaders: Your ability to stay safe and healthy is paramount! The VALOR Spotlight on Safety series centers on the four leading killers of law enforcement,1 to best help you prepare for the greatest challenges you may face. By highlighting physical health, vehicle safety, mental wellness, and tactical safety, VALOR can equip you with tools to protect yourself and others on your watch.


Each VALOR Spotlight on Safety campaign contains research-based articles written by law enforcement experts, related publications, eLearning, visor cards for quick reference, and more that you can use for roll calls, in-service training, or self-directed learning. These materials are added to the Spotlight on Safety page throughout the series. Look for new item announcements on social media and then use the printable posters and smartphone wallpapers as daily reminders and to motivate yourself and others.


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Look for the hashtag #SpotlightOnSafety on Facebook and Twitter to easily share/retweet resources with fellow officers.

References

1 (Causes of Law Enforcement Deaths, n.d.)(Ruderman Family Foundation).