Combined Accident Reduction Effort (CARE)
The Utah Highway Patrol will be hosting the 2014 International C.A.R.E. Annual Conference on September 8-10, 2014 at the Downtown Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A link will be coming soon for more conference information
The success of Operation C.A.R.E. and its annual conference are dependent upon the financial support of its participating agencies. Operation C.A.R.E. has afforded participating agencies multiple opportunities each year to generate positive media contacts that allowed them to deliver crucial traffic safety messages to the public. The conference additionally offers many traffic safety networking opportunities.
Yearly dues are $500.00 and will greatly assist us in continuing the long standing tradition of this collaborative traffic safety initiative.
Welcome to the Operation C.A.R.E. Website (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). Operation CARE is about State Law Enforcement Agencies who have joined together in the endeavor of reducing human suffering on our highways, particularly during the national holidays.
Launched in 1977 by Sgt. Gary Ernst of the Michigan State Police and First Sergeant Gene Neff of the Indiana State Police, these two men dedicated their careers to the preservation of life through highway safety measures, Operation CARE was formed as a multi-jurisdictional program of patrol, enforcement, and planning activities committed to the goal of accident reduction.
Since 1977 several organizations have joined with Operation CARE in a combined effort to deter the three key causes of highway fatalities: speeding, impaired driving and failure to use occupant restraints.
Operation CARE and this website, are the primary result of the combined efforts of the Arizona Department of Public Safety and other State Police agencies across the United States. Learn more...
Public Service Announcements (Video)
Congratulations goes to New Mexico State Police for this 1st place winning PSA at the 2009 Annual CARE Conference. Please click on the image below to play the video: