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Understanding Law Enforcement Attitudes and Beliefs about Traffic Safety

The goal of this project was to understand how the culture within law enforcement agencies impacts engagement in traffic safety enforcement. The four objectives were to understand: How law enforcement leaders and officers prioritize traffic safety relative to other public safety issues Self-reported attitudes, beliefs and behaviors about traffic safety enforcement activities Law enforcement's perceptions [...]

Understanding Law Enforcement Attitudes and Beliefs about Traffic Safety2019-07-25T10:31:10-04:00

Motorcyclists’ Attitudes on Using High-Visibility Gear To Improve Conspicuity

This report by NHTSA and GHSA's National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP) examines why riders choose to wear – or not wear – high-visibility gear. Through conducting a focus group of motorcycle riders, the report finds that while most participants did not regularly wear such gear, those who did reported doing so after having [...]

Motorcyclists’ Attitudes on Using High-Visibility Gear To Improve Conspicuity2019-07-09T13:11:14-04:00

Social Media Practices in Traffic Safety

NHTSA and GHSA's National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP) performed a scan of publicly available SHSO social media channels and performed a series of interviews with NHTSA Regional Offices and a sample of nine SHSOs. The report includes promising practices designed to help inform planning and decision-making for the different platforms, provides examples of [...]

Social Media Practices in Traffic Safety2019-07-09T16:37:42-04:00

MD TSRP May Blog: Carroll v. State: Good Faith Reliance on Search Warrants

By David Daggett On May 2, 2019, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland decided the case of Derrick Carroll v. State, No. 510, September Term, 2017. The opinion was written by Senior Judge James A. Kenney, III and is a really good refresher on United States v. Leon,  468 U.S. 897 (1984) and “good [...]

MD TSRP May Blog: Carroll v. State: Good Faith Reliance on Search Warrants2019-05-30T12:24:55-04:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

MD TSRP September Blog: Baez v. State – Out-of-State Window Tint Violations2019-03-06T17:22:48-04:00

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 >>

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

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 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: September 20182019-03-06T17:22:49-04:00

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 [...]

MD TSRP August Blog: What Juries Really Think2019-03-06T17:22:49-04:00

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 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 20182019-03-06T17:22:49-04:00