Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Safe Driving

http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/

45 officers have been killed this year in traffic collisions.  In just two days, three officers were killed in single vehicle traffic collisions.  In all three instances, these officers were responding to an emergency call.

What happens if there is a major call and you are involved in a significant, even fatal, traffic collision?  Your ability to respond is removed and you become a second major incident.  That means additional officers now have to respond to your circumstance, further endangering those on the original call.

When responding to calls, wear your seatbelt.  Don't drive faster than it is safe to drive for conditions.  Even if the call you are responding to is critical, your safety is still important.  If you are several miles away a few extra seconds you gain by driving at an unsafe speed are not worth the danger.  If you crash, you fail to help your partner, that's what the SGT Says.

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