Issue: Preventing Vehicular Terrorism
Unfortunately, public areas and places where crowds gather have become targets for vehicular attacks around the world, and recently in the U.S. The strategic placement of security barriers and other systems in key locations is critical to protecting the public but requires significant security and engineering expertise to deploy effectively. Leadership and assistance from the federal government are critical as community leaders responsible for public safety seek to increase these protections.
SIA Position Statements:
Support: Shielding Public Spaces From Vehicular Attacks Act
SIA supports H.R. 4627, the Shielding Public Spaces from Vehicular Terror Attacks Act (Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y.), which will help communities leverage homeland security grants to install bollards and implement other target hardening measures and direct the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to focus research and development efforts on the emerging terrorist threat from vehicular attacks.