Tag: Policing
January 25, 2023

Common Activities for Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

The United States has more than 280 million vehicles operating on its roads (Statista). Of those vehicles, nearly 12.5 million are commercial large trucks and buses (FMCSA) that have logged more than 300 billion vehicle miles across the country. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates commercial vehicles at the national level, but it’s officers […]

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January 20, 2023

Why Is MUTCD Compliance Important?

The MUTCD Assures Safety and Operational Standards Devices, markings, signs, and other road assets, which are officially termed Traffic Control Devices (TCD), emerged in the early 1920s in response to increased motor vehicle usage in the United States. Shortly after that, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) was developed to ensure uniformity of […]

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January 18, 2023

4 Ways to Make Construction Sites Safer 

The use of video surveillance is growing significantly, owing to the increasing need for safety and security, coupled with the use of cloud-based services for centralized data.

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January 11, 2023

How Gated Communities and HOA Laws Can Affect Law Enforcement

The allure of living in a gated community has spread exponentially and home buyers have migrated en masse to live in neighborhoods governed by an HOA. However, the privately owned roads of the gated community can be problematic for law enforcement. Benefits and Limitations of Living in a Gated Community A gated community isn’t for […]

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January 6, 2023

Is High Visibility Enforcement Effective?

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reports that a new research study from the NHTSA has confirmed high visibility enforcement (HVE) of traffic safety laws has a positive and measurable impact on road safety. HVE has shown it can help reduce dangerous driving behaviors that increase the risk of harm to road users and pedestrians. […]

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November 4, 2022

Is Cannabis Use While Driving Considered DUI?

Efforts to legalize both medicinal and recreational cannabis use are growing across the country. Even as laws change in response to these efforts, the full effects of legalized marijuana use are yet to be known. Among the leading concerns people have about cannabis use is how drivers are affected while under its influence. While time […]

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October 28, 2022

What to Expect in a Speed Enforcement Program

The fact that speeding poses a huge threat to public safety is well documented. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities for over two decades. In 2020, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities. NHTSA and FHA […]

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October 21, 2022

How States Are Adopting Cell Phone Laws to Decrease Distracted Driving

​According to an IACP study, in the late 1960s Connecticut State Police set a camera on a tripod in the passenger seat and filled the back seat with the recorder and cables. It wasn’t practical at all, but it illustrated the important role that video could play in policing.

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October 14, 2022

Why Are Traffic Deaths Higher on Rural Roads?

At Kustom Signals, our goal is to provide law enforcement officers and agencies with the best tools and equipment. The police force needs high-tech solutions to slow down speeding drivers and deter distracted driving behavior. As laws change, so do these methods of detecting and deterring dangerous types of driving behavior. Traffic death trends are […]

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October 7, 2022

Why Wireless Speed Sense Is the Future of Speed Enforcement

As vehicle technologies change and advance, it is important that RADAR and other law enforcement equipment that is used in conjunction with police vehicles adapt. Changes in new vehicle connectivity have made this advancement in RADAR technology extremely important. Kustom Signals is a leading innovator in law enforcement tools and at the industry’s forefront with […]

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