Executive Summary Characteristics of Law Enforcement Officers’ Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811411.pdf http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/OSWG/e091120401-OSWGReport.pdf The Law Enforcement Officers Killed & Assaulted (LEOKA) data, compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shows that the number of law enforcement officers (LEOs) killed in the line of duty by violent means dominated those who were killed in motor vehicle crashes until […]
Training to avoid an emergency is difficult for both the student to learn and the instructor to teach. When a driver is confronted with an emergency, the amount of turning, steering, and braking needed to get out of trouble are not predetermined; in fact, that’s why it’s called an emergency. When the driver is confronted […]
NASCAR tires don’t have “air pressure” because they’re filled with nitrogen. The culprit responsible for increasing tire pressure during a race is friction. Using dry nitrogen gas helps the team predict how hot the tire will get and how much the pressure will “build” during a race. http://science360.gov/obj/video/11ac7bf2-11dd-4df2-8524-373accf09dbd/science-speed-tires-pressure
From the Executive Summary Stats On Backing Up A backover is a crash which occurs when a driver reverses into and injures or kills a nonoccupant such as a pedestrian or a bicyclist. Backovers can occur either on a public roadway or not on a public roadway, i.e., in a driveway or in a parking lot. […]
This data is collected and published annually by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide information on the law enforcement officers who were killed feloniously or accidentally as well as of those who were assaulted while performing their duties.