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Evaluating the Efficacy of Lighting, Markings, and Paint Schemes in Reducing the Incidence of Law Enforcement Vehicle Crashes Phase II.

Award Information

Award #
2013-R2-CX-K004
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2014

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $188,309)

This award was competitively made under the FY2013 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) solicitation titled, Evaluating the Efficacy of Lighting, Markings, and Paint Schemes in Reducing the Incidence of Law Enforcement Vehicle Crashes. Virginia Polytechnic and State University (VPI) is conducting a pilot program, in partnership with six law enforcement agencies in the State of Virginia, to evaluate the impact of alternative vehicle lighting, marking, and painting schemes on law enforcement vehicle traffic safety. The ultimate goal of NIJ's traffic-safety research efforts, of which this is part, is to introduce into practice new tools, policies, and practices that will significantly reduce the number of officers killed or injured on the road each year. Traffic fatalities have been the single largest source of officer line-of-duty fatalities over the past decade. This award was incrementally funded. This completes funding for this award. nca/ncf

Date Created: September 3, 2014