LEO Near Miss: Bad habits create bad circumstances

Surviving a collision while driving over 100 mph and not wearing a seat belt was a safety wake-up call for this officer


Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Near Miss is a voluntary, non-disciplinary officer safety initiative that allows law enforcement personnel to read about and anonymously share stories of close calls or “near misses,” which provide lessons learned that can protect fellow officers in similar situations.

The following submission involves a scenario where an officer realized he was not wearing his seat belt just before he was involved in a high-speed collision with a deer.

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