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<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Reducing Motorcycle Traffic Fatalities  

It only makes sense that local law enforcement should help find ways to help motorcycle enthusiasts, even veteran riders, ride more safely. The only viable option most law enforcement agencies can help with outside of traffic enforcement is rider education.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Ode to the Belt  

The cow skidded down the far emergency lane, and my vehicle creaked and scraped down the other. I slammed on the now stiff brakes and my Chevy ground loudly to a stop, steaming and groaning while I waited for the impact of some approaching vehicle.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Vehicle Ambush Training  

My agency recently presented an in-service training program on how to handle vehicle ambushes. We tackled the issue by focusing on the only three possible options available when attacked in your vehicle: retreat, run the suspect over, or get out and fight.

<p>Photo courtesy of StarChase</p>

Pursuit Tracking  

The StarChase system uses a patrol car-mounted launcher to shoot a GPS tracking device at a fleeing vehicle. Officers can catch up to the vehicle later without speeding after it.

Police Product Test: StatGear T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool  

Designed by New York City Paramedic Avi Goldstein, the T3 is a true multi-tool but with one mission: freeing collision victims from the wreckage of their vehicles.

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Video: Oklahoma Officer Runs, Escapes Crash

A driver plowed into a parked police cruiser last Thursday in Midwest City, Okla., and an officer ran between the cars to avoid being hit.

FLIR Debuts New PathFindIR Night Vision Camera

FLIR Systems has released its new PathFindIR II thermal night vision system to be used in vehicles to provide automated detection and alerts of pedestrians and animals.

ECCO Acquires Public Safety Equipment (PSE)

ECCO Group, with headquarters in Boise, Idaho, has announced its acquisition of Public Safety Equipment (PSE), which includes the international brands Code 3, Premier Hazard, Britax PMG, PSE Amber, and PSV.

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In Vehicles Blog

L.A. County Sheriff Completes Police Vehicle Tests

This year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated 21 pursuit-rated vehicles — nine sedans, nine motorcycles, and...

IACP 2013: LAPD's Next-Gen Ford Police Interceptors

The Los Angeles Police Department has brought versions of Ford's Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility to the IACP Conference...

Video: A Guide to Police Motorcycles

We're living in a Golden Age for police motorcycles. Law enforcement agencies have plenty of quality options, and more cycles may...

   
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