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LEL May Webinar: Raising Vehicle Recall Awareness

Millions of vehicles on the road right now have open safety recalls, which put drivers and their passengers at risk. The challenge for safety advocates is how to get the word out so that the public will begin to make a habit of checking their vehicles for open recalls and then to have them bring [...]

LEL May Webinar: Raising Vehicle Recall Awareness2019-05-20T16:16:17-04:00

LEL April Webinar: The Three Phases of an Impaired Driving Arrest

Impaired driving cases can be difficult to prosecute, but are made easier when the arresting officer follows a concrete investigation process. In this webinar, Michigan Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Ken Stecker elaborates on three specific phases law enforcement officers should move through during an impaired driving investigation: 1) “Vehicle in Motion;” 2) “Personal Contact” with [...]

LEL April Webinar: The Three Phases of an Impaired Driving Arrest2019-04-17T14:57:22-04:00

Texas LEL Named First Responder of the Week

Texas LEL Katie Alexander recently received a very touching tribute, courtesy of Houston radio station The New 93Q. Katie’s daughter nominated her for the station's "First Responder of the Week" award and the station surprised her with this news on the air during their morning show. Congratulations to Katie on receiving this honor—it is [...]

Texas LEL Named First Responder of the Week2019-04-12T12:44:32-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: April 2019

The April 2019 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: April 2019 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: April 20192019-04-12T11:28:03-04:00

LEL March Webinar: Click It or Ticket: What’s New in 2019

It is time to get ready for the 2019 Click It or Ticket (CIOT) campaign. Representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) discussed the Border-to-Border enforcement effort, reviewed the agency’s planned media strategy, offered innovative communications tactics that state and local agencies can implement, and previewed new materials developed for the campaign. Florida LEL Supervisor [...]

LEL March Webinar: Click It or Ticket: What’s New in 20192019-03-21T15:06:31-04:00

Montana’s Impaired Driving Scenario-Based Training

By Glenn Cramer DETECTING IMPAIRED DRIVERS IS difficult and obtaining a conviction in an impaired driving case can also be challenging. Impaired driving laws are complex, as is collecting the evidence needed to define and demonstrate impairment. Four years ago, the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) did a self-assessment of the basic impaired driving enforcement training [...]

Montana’s Impaired Driving Scenario-Based Training2019-03-07T19:17:34-04:00

LEL February Webinar: Disconnecting Drivers from Distraction: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

This webinar helped attendees get ready for this year's National Distracted Driving Enforcement Mobilization: U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Significant numbers of drivers fail to give the road their full attention when they are behind the wheel, and law enforcement is a critical partner in deterring this dangerous behavior. The National Highway Traffic Safety [...]

LEL February Webinar: Disconnecting Drivers from Distraction: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.2019-03-07T16:09:56-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 2019

The January 2019 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: January 2019 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 20192019-03-06T17:22:47-04:00

Railway Situational Awareness

In December 2018, the Association of American Railroads’ Railway Alert Network (RAN) sent out a message highlighting the importance of situational awareness for law enforcement officers conducting operations on or near rail crossings and railroad tracks. This was prompted by the death of two Chicago police officers who were struck by a commuter railroad train while [...]

Railway Situational Awareness2019-03-06T17:22:47-04:00

LEL January Webinar: 50 Ways to Weave Your (Impaired Driving) Report

We started off our 2019 LEL Webinar Series with a prosecutor’s perspective on writing a better impaired driving arrest report. A detailed and well-written report is critical to the successful prosecution of an impaired driving case. In this webinar, Maryland Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor David Daggett provides tips on crafting a report that will help law [...]

LEL January Webinar: 50 Ways to Weave Your (Impaired Driving) Report2019-03-07T16:13:43-04:00

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 [...]

MD TSRP December Blog: Steck v. State: A Not So Simple Simon2019-03-06T17:22:48-04:00

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 [...]

LEL Professional Development Course2019-03-06T17:22:48-04:00

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 >>

Hardcore Drunk Driving: Law Enforcement Guide2018-12-20T11:50:10-04:00

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 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 20182019-03-06T17:22:48-04:00

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 [...]

LEL November Webinar: Creating Positive Change in a Challenging Environment2019-03-07T16:11:43-04:00

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 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: November 20182019-03-06T17:22:48-04:00