Effective Strategies for Motorcycle Stops

This guidance document is designed for law enforcement executives, planners and policy makers, curriculum designers, trainers, supervisory staff, and law enforcement officers of all levels of experience who are responsible for conducting motorcycle traffic stops in the course of their duties. This document identifies promising practices for safely and effectively conducting traffic stops of motorcycles, officer safety strategies and techniques for motorcycle traffic stops, and strategies and techniques for reducing high-speed pursuits involving motorcycles. While these techniques do not purport to eliminate high-speed pursuits, they are intended to minimize the likelihood that a motorcyclist will flee, and to provide strategies to maximize the safety of all involved should the motorcyclist attempt to flee. This document also identifies and discusses risks and recommends strategies and techniques to avoid or mitigate those risks; the intent is to assist law enforcement officers in safely conducting motorcycle traffic stops and issuing citations when a violation is observed. Finally, this document provides promising practices for training law enforcement officers in the safe conduct of motorcycle traffic stops.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 35p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01538212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 060
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2014 8:59AM