The article notes hat police traffic chases killed 255 in one year, and expresses concern about police pursuits and their outcomes. It describes how law enforcement agencies across the nation are beginning to write policies and debate ways to control the deadly force of speeding vehicles in police chases. Many unnecessary chases are intitated by police departments where there is no policy governing pursuit. Attention is drawn to a publication: 'Police Pursuit Driving: Controlling Responses to Emergency Situations.' Steps that police departments need to take in order to properly control pursuits are listed and discussed.

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  • Pagination: p. 12-14
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM