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Florida Motor Unit Challenge


2013 MUC - Challenge Report

What is the Motor Unit Challenge Program?                                        

The Florida Motor Unit Challenge is a competition among Motorcycle Enforcement Units from across the state. It recognizes and rewards the best overall Motor Units in Florida. The areas of concentration include efforts to enforce traffic safety laws and educate the public about occupant protection, impaired driving, speeding, and other areas of traffic safety. Departments submit an application that documents their agency's enforcement efforts and effectiveness in these areas. The exemplary Motor Unit programs are those that combine enforcement, public information, and education to reduce crashes and injuries within their respective jurisdictions.

Why is this program conducted?                                                     

This program is financed through grants from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Proven by research, it is well known that an increase in traffic enforcement in conjunction with an educational effort within a community results in a decrease in motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities. This program complements all other training and public information programs that both FDOT and NHTSA implement to promote traffic safety.

Who is eligible to participate?

Only state and local law enforcement agencies within Florida with active Motorcycle Enforcement Units are eligible for participation in the Motor Unit Challenge.

How are the applications scored?

The applications are entered into a formulated spreadsheet for scoring and placement. The spreadsheet will calculate the percentage change in the total number of citations issued, the percentage change in total number of crashes, crashes with injuries, and fatalities for each participating agency.

Please read the Florida Motor Unit Challenge Instructions before reporting for this challenge.

 

These agencies won the Motor Unit Challenge motorcycle.

2008 Lauderhill PD

2009 Port St. Lucie PD
2010 Escambia Sheriff's Office
2011 Leon County sheriff's Office

Information and Photos provided by the Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program