LEL Traffic Stop
The LEL Traffic Stop is a weekly broadcast email produced by the National LEL Program featuring news, announcements, new publications and more from the world of traffic safety and enforcement.
November 15, 2019 — In this Issue: Will a state of emergency save pedestrian lives? How fast does a car have to travel to enter a building on the second floor? Colorado is putting the heat on drivers and students get a lesson on distracted driving in Georgia.
November 8, 2019 — In this Issue: Proactive traffic safety webinar, a new report from NTSB, a dangerous time for animals, ‘Ask a Trooper’ and much more.
November 1, 2019 — In this Issue: It’s time to ‘Fall Back’ this weekend which brings increased challenges for pedestrians | Sleep deprivation and safety | National award for South Dakota and much more…
October 25, 2019 — In this Issue: Pedestrian safety, teen driver skills, distracted driving and national fatality rates coming down in this week’s Traffic Stop.
October 18, 2019 — In this Issue: Turning to vehicle technology in the fight against impaired driving, traffic stop leads to drug trafficking bust, Halloween safety messaging time and more!
October 11, 2019 — In this Issue: Michigan’s successful drunk driving campaign, Nebraska’s joint speeding enforcement operation, new I-75 reckless driving enforcement results and more!
October 4, 2019 — In this Issue: Michigan expands its roadside oral fluids pilot program, 2,999 Colorado drivers feel the heat, Florida hopes anti-texting law will follow success of seat belt compliance and Virginia recognizes some of its best.
September 27, 2019 — In this Issue: Milestones reached in Missouri and Connecticut; Do you understand the new features in vehicles?; and Americans overwhelmingly support marijuana roadside sobriety tests. Plus new assets from NHTSA and a great video message from Montana’s DOT Director.
September 20, 2019 — In this Issue: Top achievers recognized by their Highway Safety Offices, Child seat protection is top of mind this week, Missouri offers support to Law Enforcement and a case to watch from SCOTUS.
September 13, 2019 — In this Issue: Today we start with an article that highlights the importance of DUI training, good news from Idaho and taking care of vulnerable road users.
September 6, 2019 — In this Issue: With September being pedestrian safety month, we look at results from Labor Day weekend enforcement efforts including what some agencies planned going into the long weekend.
August 30, 2019 — In this Issue: Law enforcement across the nation gearing up for holiday safety, teaching teens about safe driving, red light deaths on the increase and GHSA honors the best in highway safety.
August 23, 2019 — In this Issue: ID roadside drug tests, RI recognizes their best, AL highway safety grants and much more!
August 16, 2019 — In this Issue: We introduce a new weekly feature, share a couple of great announcements for future learning, highlight enforcement and prevention campaigns and much more!
August 9, 2019 — In this Issue: “Stop on Red,” “Hands Across The Border,” grant funding for school bus safety, fantastic results from traffic enforcement and much more!
August 2, 2019 — In this Issue: Traffic stops adapt to new marijuana laws, ID police focus on aggressive driving, SD crash fatalities down by half and much more!
July 26, 2019 — In this Issue: Partnerships that pave way for traffic safety, new tools to combat an old problem, older drivers having issues with new tools and undercover traffic enforcement sees big results.
July 19, 2019 — In this Issue: Record drug bust, Big truck enforcement, Multi-jurisdiction enforcement effort, Officer safety advisory and more…
July 12, 2019 — In this Issue: Long weekend stats, Southern Shield, DUI arrests down (in a good way) and much more!
July 3, 2019 — In this Issue: Every other news article this week is about all the enforcement programs gearing up for the 4th. We were able to find a few that talked about some other great things…
June 28, 2019 — In this Issue: Can you write traffic safety messages? | What a private citizen thinks about speeding | Enforcement results | 4th of July Safety | Upcoming free training
June 21, 2019 — In this Issue: Overall traffic fatalities are down, but pedestrian and cycling deaths increase | More states joining cell phone use ban behind the wheel | More youth traffic safety advocates | 70% of drivers think they won’t get caught driving high
June 14, 2019 — In this Issue: Signs to help identify drowsy drivers | GA turns up the H.E.A.T. for summer | Partnering to prevent pedestrian deaths | Working with health officials for safer roads and more!
June 7, 2019 — In this Issue: #SecureYourLoad | NE Snooze and Cruise | MO Vacation Travel Safety | NC Pedestrian Safety | MD Truck Inspection | NCS Driver Safety Honors | House Impaired Driving Reports | International Roadcheck Program | Autonomous Vehicles Study | June LEL Webinar | GHSA Annual Meeting | Free ARIDE Training | Autonomous Vehicle Proposals
May 31, 2019 — In this Issue: NE Motorcycle Speeding | CA Distracted Drivers | Buckle Up AZ | TX Zero Roadway Deaths | DE Motorcycle Collisions | OR Safety Blitz | ND Fatal Crashes | Monitoring Distraction in FL | PA Seat Belt Enforcement | NV DUI Enforcement | GHSA Annual Meeting | June LEL Webinar | Free ARIDE Training | NHTSA Child Heatstroke Campaign | MD TSRP Blog
May 24, 2019 — In this Issue: Safer Intersections | ND Construction Zones | Transit Workforce Training | Uber Bicycle Safety Campaign | OR Rural Traffic Fatalities | NJ Traffic Safety Campaign | Vehicle Alcohol Detection | Zero Fatalities OK | FCC on Roadways | IN Distracted Driving Warning | Move Over and Wear Seat Belts | Buckle Up WA | Free ARIDE Training | Highway to Justice | Impaired Driving Update | Marijuana Highway Safety Report
May 17, 2019 — In this Issue: RI Seat Belt Enforcement | MD Distracted Driving Citations | GA Summer H.E.A.T. | ND Distracted Driving Results | FL Texting While Driving | SC “Unpredictable” Campaign | LA Motorcycle Safety Training | Pedestrian Safety in MN | UT Motorcycle Lane Filtering | VA Distracted Driving Survey | Border 2 Border | Free ARIDE Training | May LEL Webinar Recording | New FHWA Administrator | Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month | MADD Impaired Driving Summit
May 10, 2019 — In this Issue: AZ Traffic Deaths | TxDOT Crash Re-Enactment | CT Pot-Impaired Driving | “Drive High? Get a DUI” | WI Speeding Enforcement | CA Traffic Fatalities | MT Seat Belt Enforcement | FL Riding High | MO Medical Marijuana | NE Distracted Driving | IA’s “Move Over” Project | Child Heatstroke Prevention | May LEL Webinar | Global Road Safety Week | Phlebotomy Toolkit
May 3, 2019 — In this Issue: TX Motorcycle Campaign | IN Blitz Results | MI’s Operation Ghost Rider | IA Tackles “420” | NV Street Racing Operation | A Day in the Life of a MD State Trooper | WA Distraction Enforcement | IL Crackdown Results | CO Targeted Traffic Initiative | Speeding in WI | “No Empty Chair” | May LEL Webinar | Automated Vehicles Panel | Drug-Impaired Driving PSA | Operation Safe Driver
April 26, 2019 — In this Issue: New National LEL Program Manager | Rear-Seat Occupants | FL Texting Bill | AZ Handheld Ban | Maryland Distraction Enforcement | Street Smart DC | Pennsylvania DUI Arrests | MN Distraction Crackdown | Inclement Weather Impact | May LEL Webinar | CIOT Materials
April 19, 2019 — In this Issue: Survey on Law Support | CDOT Traffic Stop Training | Beliefs on Road Threats | MD Fatalities Decline | Phone Addicts | WA 4/20 Enforcement | Arkansas Joins DUID Plan | Brentwood PD Campaign | Roadside Blood Tests | Peer-to-Peer Webinar | April LEL Webinar Recording | Talking TIM Webinar | Rail Grade Crossing Safety | Theft Prevention Month
April 12, 2019 — In this Issue: TX LEL recognized | Brentwood traffic campaign | Technology and saving lives | MA distracted driving ad | Traffic enforcement unit returns | Pedestrian enforcement in FL | Distraction crackdown in CA | KY work zone campaign | School bus safety in NY | GEICO distraction campaign | Best cars for teens | Move Over importance | The LEL newsletter | Impaired driving arrest webinar | TSRP webinar recording | Peer-to-peer guide | Impaired Driving Update | Recent NCSA publication
April 5, 2019 — In this Issue: Distracted Driving Awareness Month | Safety concerns in MA | NE troopers seize marijuana | NJ Highway Traffic Safety Director | MN agencies recognized | Seat belt enforcement in IN | Daydreaming while driving | Takata air bag death | Pedestrian/bicyclist safety | Public Service Award winners | Motorcycle Safety Month | JOL best practices guide | Recent NHTSA publications
March 29, 2019 — In this Issue: Stay Awake, Stay Alive | Vision Zero in SF | CO rural seat belt enforcement | MI Commission THC recommendation | NJ distracted driving campaign | Operation Prom | Operation Incognito | VA cell phone ban proposed | WA distracted driving enforcement | Ford DSFL | Pedestrian enforcement in CA | LELs at Lifesavers | Oral fluid testing webinar | Heatstroke prevention campaign
March 22, 2019 — In this Issue: Ignition interlock bill | DE snow-removal bill | GA breath test bill | MN hands-free bill | Distraction enforcement in DE | Operation Lucky Charms | MI traffic summit | TN seat belt usage | Cellphone scanners in NV | PA fights aggressive driving | March webinar recording | Distracted driving month | NHTSA drug-impaired driving campaign
March 15, 2019 — In this Issue: St. Patrick’s Enforcement | Drug Confiscation in PA | CHP Move Over | MI Pedestrian Safety | Ithaca (NY) Vision Zero | IL Traffic Safety Days | CDOT DUID Efforts | MN Marijuana Vote | Las Vegas Aggressive Driving | CIOT Webinar | NHTSA Job Opening | FHWA Webinar
March 8, 2019 — In this Issue: Risks of marijuana | Volvo limits top speed | Money laundering arrest | FL seat belt enforcement | Joint CMV enforcement | SF safety measures | OH drug arrests | VA hands-free bill dies | #EndTheStreakTX | TX student PSAs | IIHS emphasizes pedestrian detection | CIOT webinar | LEL professional development | TIM webinar series | Speeding forum | Vehicle recall safety
March 1, 2019 — In this Issue: Pedestrian deaths | 2018 fatality estimate | Opioids and driving | Time behind the wheel | Cocaine seized in IL | IN aggressive driving enforcement | MI roadside testing | Teaching parents about traffic safety | MO drug bust | Speeding crackdown in NV | Enforcement patrols in VT | IACP award | March webinar | CIOT enforcement mobilization | Recent NHTSA publications
February 22, 2019 — In this Issue: Limitless speed | Identity theft uncovered | Headlight standards | 6-State Trooper Project | Increasing Move Over penalties in NC | Drug-impaired driving in MD | NC criminal interdiction | Move Over in NV | NY rear seat belt proposal | NSC award | PA law awareness week | City renames traffic unit | Dangerous driving crackdown in Pasadena | Police chase fatalities | LEL webinar recording | Click It or Ticket webinar | Rail crossing safety campaign | State impaired driving statistics
February 15, 2019 — In this Issue: GPS darts | Operation Good Citizen | MD impaired driving legislation | HI student safety campaign | Airbag recall | IA hands-free bill | Speeding crackdown in NM | Railroad safety bill in NE | NY Super Bowl crackdown | SC DUI legislation | Police Staff and Command program in TN | Cycling and walking report | St. Patrick’s Day campaign | LEL webinar
February 8, 2019 — In this Issue: Most Wanted List | DE Targets Distraction | Impact of GA Handheld Ban | HI DUI Laws | Traffic Safety Task Force | ID Pot Bust | IL Town Staffs Up | AAA Award for KS Sheriff | KY Fatalities Down | MD ADAPT | MI DSOGPO Round-Up | Marijuana Trafficking in MO | TN Titans Against Drunk Driving | VA Distraction Law | February LEL Webinar | Unrestrained Young Passengers
February 1, 2019 — In this Issue: Officer safety program | SoberLift in DE | Super Bowl weekend enforcement in NY | Seat belt enforcement in TN | Traffic deaths fall in TX | Smart motorway problems | Electric scooter dangers | National Drug Control Strategy | The LEL newsletter | Upcoming webinars
January 25, 2019 — In this Issue: Distracted driving increases | D.C. Vision Zero | IL seeks safety stories | ME Move Over crackdown | Impaired driving bill in MA | MI teen driving safety | NY enforcement results | TX marijuana bust | Enforcement up, crimes down in WV | Large truck deaths | Highway Traffic Safety Professional Certificate | Future LEL webinars | Vaping webinar | Impaired Driving Update | National distracted driving mobilization
January 18, 2019 — In this Issue: Move Over Month | VZ Cincinnati | Real-Time Analytics | MA Legislation Push | Missoula Traffic Team | Harris Co. (TX) Traffic Enforcement | NE Crash Reporting | TX Aggressive Driving Tool | UT Traffic Deaths Down | Drone Use at Crash Sites | Jan. LEL Webinar Recording | Future LEL Webinars | Super Bowl Campaign | GHSA Speeding Report
January 11, 2019 — In this Issue: WI fatalities drop | Austin, too | AZ distracted driver charged | KY officers honored | Move Over compliance in MD | WA cannabis survey | NE airplane enforcement | Pueblo traffic unit grows | Operation Impact | LEL webinar | Upcoming webinar dates | MD TSRP blog
January 4, 2019 — In this Issue: PM pedestrian and bicyclist deaths | CA traffic safety resolution | UT drunk driving fatalities | Move Over in FL | GA fights impaired driving | IL car seat law | NJ traffic deaths | Hoboken undercover campaign | NH police partner with hockey team | TN impaired driving campaign | Marijuana decriminalization in VA | Lyft grants | ME highway deaths | NE administrator retires | Steering wheel hand position | Crash test origins | LEL January webinar | NHTSA job opening