The National Issue of High Speed Traffic Pursuits
Police chases are a national issue with staggering local impacts. Pursuits kill hundreds and injure thousands every year, including law enforcement officers. Yet this topic falls on deaf ears. This national issue destroys families in an instant. It deserves a national outcry for meaningful change and to give a voice to those who are no longer here to call attention to this travesty.
Vehicle pursuits, on average, kill a person each day, injure thousands annually, and are the second most deadly event a police officer faces, second only to death by firearms. Considering this is a national issue, one would assume that there are state and federal funded programs for law enforcement to enhance training, to adopt the newest technology and driver training to reduce chases – yet the stark reality is that no designated funding exists.
Please see our petition to the Attorney General, that allows YOU be a voice for the countless innocent victims and families who have been torn apart by these events, by finally creating federal legislation to create positive change and save innocent victim and LEO lives.
You can use this format to ASK YOUR LEGISLATORS, Federal and State, to support our important cause.