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10 Deadly Errors Cops Make on the Roadways

September 28, 2012Subscribe to Emails

As we routinely point out, vehicle-related incidents are the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths.  And a significant percentage of these deaths must be considered preventable.  Captain Travis Yates of the Tulsa (OK) Police Department, and member of the SAFE Driving Campaign’s Vehicle Operations and Training Advisory Council, writes a regular column for  His latest article, titled “10 deadly errors cops make on the roadways,” highlights critical steps every officer can take to increase their safety on the road.  The 10 deadly errors he discusses are:

  1. Failure to Wear Seatbelt
  2. Speed Kills
  3. Multitasking
  4. Tunnel Vision
  5. Fatigue 
  6. Failure to Clear Intersections
  7. Failure to Wear Reflective Vest
  8. Improper Tire Maintenance 
  9. Improper Use of Tire Deflation Devices
  10. Tombstone Courage

Read the article: 10 Deadly Errors Cops Make on the Roadways

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:

Robert "R.C." Smith, POST Senior Consultant
Training Program Services Bureau
(916) 227-3902

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