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Did You Know? "Conversations" Video
May 27, 2014
The new Did You Know? “Conversations” video on our responsibilities to confront bad driving behavior is now available on the SAFE Driving Campaign video webpage. It takes courage to have a conversation with a partner about unsafe driving habits. This courage is not only essential, but may be the catalyst to saving a life.
A second video has also been linked to our SAFE Driving Videos webpage: “Remembering 5th and Wall”. This video was produced by the Los Angeles Police Department and revisits a tragic loss on December 12, 1988, when three Los Angeles police officers lost their lives in a horrific traffic collision. The surviving officer was the only one wearing a seatbelt in the collision.
These powerful videos should not be missed. Each reinforces the importance to remember:
- Unsafe speed is the leading cause of law enforcement fatal and injury collisions.
- The faster a vehicle is driven, the more likely the driver is to lose control.
- Almost one-half of fatal peace officer collisions are single-vehicle.
- Almost one-half of fatal peace officer collisions are with a fixed object such as a guardrail, power pole, or tree.
- The majority of vehicle-related officer fatalities occur while en-route to a call for service where driving at a high rate of speed may not be necessary.
Don’t forget to view the Did You Know? "Choices” video on seatbelt safety. Released last October, this video won an “Emmy” from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter. It was nominated in the category for Commercial-Single Spot, Series or Campaign.
Wear your seatbelt, watch your speed, and practice SAFE driving!
The SAFE Driving Campaign is a POST initiative focused on reducing fatal and serious injury law enforcement traffic collisions nationwide. For further information regarding the SAFE Driving Campaign, visit the SAFE Driving Campaign on the POST Website or contact:
Larry Ellsworth, POST Senior Consultant
Training Program Services Bureau