Law enforcement is a key partner in highway safety. As the “boots on the ground” of traffic safety, law enforcement officers are crucial to reducing fatalities on our roadways. High visibility enforcement (HVE) campaigns that are data-driven, targeted and aggressive are cornerstones of ensuring safety and creating the changes in driver behavior that GHSA and its members seek.
GHSA helps law enforcement by working with Law Enforcement Liaisons (LELs) across the country through our National Law Enforcement Liaison Program.
The National Law Enforcement Liaison Program (NLELP) was created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). NLELP is funded by NHTSA under a cooperative agreement in recognition of the effectiveness of LEL activities in reducing crashes across the country.
The purpose of the program is to enhance communications between LELs, ensure greater coordination of LEL activities nationwide, and create and support LEL training and guidance workshops to increase the knowledge and skills of LELs. The NLELP is designed to strengthen the work of a proven network of highway safety professionals with enhanced communications tools, updated training, sharing of best practices, exchanging information on new research, policies, and programs, and highlighting successes.
GHSA works with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) to help law enforcement combat the issue of drugged driving. GHSA and Responsibility.org sponsor a grant program to support states as they train law enforcement officers to recognize drug-impaired drivers. As drug-impaired driving continues to be a nationwide problem, this partnership helps ensure that law enforcement agencies have all the tools available to them to identify these drivers. Learn more about the partnership here.