Establish a bicycling module in the Chicago Police Department's Training Academy curriculum.

Strategy 7.2.1 Details

Chapter 7Law Enforcement and Crash Analysis: More than 1000 bicycle accidents are reported to the Chicago Police Department every year,1 with thousands more unreported. Effective enforcement of traffic laws, based on an understanding of the circumstances of bicycle crashes, will reduce the frequency and severity of these injuries.
Objective 2Train police officers on bicycling issues.

Strategy 1

Establish a bicycling module in the Chicago Police Department's Training Academy curriculum.

Police officers enforce laws they understand and support. Train recruits on the: 1) Rules of the road for bicyclists, 2) Types of illegal motorist behaviors that endanger bicyclists, 2) Most dangerous types of bicycling behaviors, 4) Most common causes of bicycle crashes, 5) Importance of reporting bicycle crashes, 6) Importance of investigating serious bicycle crash sites, 7) Best ways to prevent bicycle theft, 8) Advantages to policing by bicycle, 9) Transportation, health, and environmental benefits of bicycling

Peformance MeasureAdd a bicycle module to the academy curriculum by 2007.
Tracker NotesA video was created and shown to police officers. You can view it online.

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