Update from NHTSA representatives on four important efforts underway at the agency.

  • National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month: July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month; NHTSA is supporting the effort by providing materials for use by LELs, local communities, regions and states with content available atwww.safercar.gov/theft. This webinar will cover the materials available to state and regional LELs.
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: The enforcement period for the Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over impaired driving crackdown will take place August 15 through September 1, 2014. NHTSA staff will highlight what’s new with this year’s campaign, and what materials are available.
  • Impaired Driving Training: Conducting Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) is a critical skill in support of impaired driving enforcement. It is also a perishable skill, and law enforcement officers can benefit from periodic refresher training. The Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) course is a follow up to SFST to enhance the law enforcement officer’s knowledge of potential drug impairment, and help them more effectively identify drug-impaired drivers and then request assistance from DREs for a full evaluation. This webinar will discuss how to access these trainings.
  • Pedestrian Enforcement Guide: Pedestrians represent an increasing percentage of persons killed in traffic crashes around the country. NHTSA recently created a Pedestrian Enforcement Operations Guide that will soon be available to help law enforcement agencies plan their activities. We will be talking about the guide, and how the content was developed with the assistance of a large number of experts from around the country.

Speakers: Kil-Jae Hong, NHTSA Office of Communications and Consumer Information; Leah Walton, NHTSA Impaired Driving Division; Glaceria Mason, NHTSA Office of Communications and Consumer Information; Wil Price, NHTSA Enforcement & Justice Services Division; Dr. Kathy Fiedler, Acclaro Research

Date: June 25, 2014, 1:00 p.m. ET

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