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MD TSRP December Blog: Steck v. State: A Not So Simple Simon

By David Daggett This month’s blog focuses on the case of Steck v. State, No. 705, September Term, 2017, Filed on November 28, 2018 with the opinion drafted by the Honorable Lynne Bataglia of the Court of Special Appeals. The case was originally tried in Worcester County by ASA Joaquin Cabrera and argued before the [...]

LEL Professional Development Course

March 13-14, 2019 Honolulu, HI April 17-19, 2019 Orlando, FL July 16-18, 2019 Louisville, KY This course provides foundational knowledge critical for Law Enforcement Liaisons to be effective at the state and local level, and to develop/enhance the skills necessary to engage with law enforcement leaders in a meaningful way that can influence action.  The [...]

Hardcore Drunk Driving: Law Enforcement Guide

This publication from the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (formerly known as The Century Council) and the Institute of Police Technology and Management looks at "hardcore" (high-BAC or repeat offender) impaired drivers, how to identify them, best practices for the arrest and report writing, and model programs. Download Hardcore Drunk Driving: Law Enforcement Guide >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 2018

The December 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: December 2018 >>

LEL November Webinar: Creating Positive Change in a Challenging Environment

When the unthinkable happens, how can we harness pain to spur action? David Mills, whose daughter Kailee was killed in a crash in October 2017, has done just that. In this webinar, David shared his family’s life-changing story and discussed how he is working to turn this loss into positive change by founding the Kailee [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: November 2018

The November 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: November 2018 >>

The LEL | November 2018

In this issue: Vision Zero New York | Backup is Coming | Best Practices | Incentivizing Better Stops | Leadership Lessons | Partner Spotlight: MADD | From the Bench | Awards and Events | Traffic Safety Calendar Download The LEL | November 2018 >>

LEL October Webinar: Winter Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign: New Impaired Driving Resources & Tools

Our October webinar was hosted in partnership with the Impaired Driving Division and Office of Communications and Consumer Information at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Speakers shared the latest details on the holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization, along with the new drug-impaired driving campaign focus group insights and national television ad. [...]

MD TSRP September Blog: Baez v. State – Out-of-State Window Tint Violations

By David Daggett On August 31, 2018, the Court of Special Appeals published another Fourth Amendment case involving a stop based upon excessive window tint. While the good news is that the State won, I’m not exactly sure to what extent that we won. The appellant, Ronald Baez, was indicted by the Grand Jury for [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 2018

The October 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: October 2018 >>

LEL September Webinar: NHTSA’s Crash Investigations Division: Supporting the Agency and Law Enforcement Through Real-World Crash Data

The value and impact of accurate and complete crash data to identify and address traffic safety issues is well-known. In addition to the collection of fatal crash data, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gathers information from around the country found in thousands of crash reports, randomly selected from law enforcement agencies in areas [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: September 2018

The September 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: September 2018 >>

MD TSRP August Blog: What Juries Really Think

By David Daggett I recently came across a very interesting and enlightening article from the Cornell Law Review (Vol. 103, 2018) written by the Honorable Amy. J. St. Eve and Gretchen Scavo, entitled “What Juries Really Think: Practical Guidance for Trial Lawyers.” While Cornell Law School may not be the distinguished institute of higher learning [...]

LEL August Webinar: Do You Have Skin in the Game?

The August LEL Webinar helped attendees self-reflect on their investment in traffic safety by asking the question: Do you have skin in the game? Once we believe in the mission of saving, changing, and protecting lives, our job becomes a calling and that calling becomes our passion. To accomplish this we must first open our [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 2018

The August 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: August 2018 >>

The LEL | July 2018

In this issue: Mobilizing to Save Lives | Building Partnerships | Best Practices | 4/20 Enforcement | Leadership | LEL Spotlight: Illinois and Missouri | Partner Spotlight: IACP | From the Bench | Training & Research | Traffic Safety Calendar Download The LEL | July 2018 >>

LEL July Webinar: Technology Update: What You Need to Know About Mobile Driver Licenses

This webinar provided an update on mobile driver license (mDL) technology, including information on its development, the multiple uses for mDL, and how it will impact law enforcement. Attendees came away from this session with the knowledge and ability to discuss mDL with law enforcement partners as well answer basic mDL questions. Speaker: Brian Ursino, [...]

Guide to Planning a Multi-State/Multi-Region Traffic Safety Summit

Over the past two years, state and federal entities in NHTSA Regions 1 and 2 have collaborated to plan several large multi-state and multi-region traffic safety summits. The individuals involved in the planning of these summits have developed a monograph that details the planning and execution of these events and have made this monograph available [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: July 2018

The July 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: July 2018 >>

MD TSRP June-July Blog: Mack v. State: The Emasculation of Navarette v. California?

By David Daggett On June 5, 2018 the Maryland Court of  Special Appeals, in the case of Mack v. State, 2018 Md. LEXIS 309, limited Navarette v. California, 134 S. Ct. 1683 (2014) as a tool in the police and prosecutor tool belt, at least when it comes to stopping suspected impaired drivers. In the [...]